Work when you like

Jul 25 2005 by Brian Amble Print This Article

Although not an entirely new idea, U.S. retailer Best Buy is probably the largest employer ever to attempt the large-scale introduction of completely flexible working patterns.

At the Minneapolis headquarters of Best Buy, an electronics retailer, almost 2,000 employees are allowed to turn up for work when they like as long as their jobs get done. The introduction of what Best Buy calls a "results oriented work environment" was partly intended to reverse a trend among valued female employees who were opting for part-time jobs as more compatible with family life. It is also aimed at cutting the worker stress and executive burnout that are increasingly troubling US corporations.

Sunday Times | US women try 'work when you like' jobs