Hiring as cultural matching: The case of elite professional service firms

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Abstract

This chapter derives a work redesign model by comparing the two initiatives that have successfully created change in the structure and culture of organizations, Predictability, Teaming and Open communication (PTO) as it originated at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Results Only Work Environment (ROWE) as it originated at Best buy and juxtaposing them with the accommodation model. The work redesign model frames work as the problem, legitimates the dual goals of improving work and personal lives, and establishes a process for collective critique and experimentation with new ways of working. The accommodation model that has been developed in response to the needs of workers whose responsibilities at home make it difficult to meet the demands of both work and family lives is best characterized by Flexible Work Arrangements (FWA). The work redesign model focuses on the work itself, framing its agenda around the dual goals of improving work and personal lives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWorking in America
Subtitle of host publicationContinuity, Conflict, and Change in a New Economic Era
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages157-168
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781317248767
ISBN (Print)9781612057323
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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