This article addresses the implementation gap in the provision of work—life policies in Singapore. While both employers and government in principle endorse the ideology of flexibility in the work place, this has not yet translated into widely adopted policies. This study examines barriers and facilitators to part-time work, and highlights organisational and managerial factors contributing to the implementation gap. It is imperative in ageing societies with declining fertility rates that ﬂexibility be mainstreamed to encourage optimum labour force participation. For both married women with childcare responsibilities and older adults, ﬂexiwork is central to their continued economic participation. In particular, part-time work enables mothers to meaningfully integrate work and family responsibilities, and allows older adults to reap the beneﬁts of economic engagement post-retirement.
ﬂexible work, middle management, organisational culture, part-time work, per-formance evaluation systems
Asian Studies | Work, Economy and Organizations
Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources
STRAUGHAN, Paulin Tay, & TADAI, Mindy E.(2016). Addressing the implementation gap: An integrated approach to identifying barriers and facilitators to flexi work arrangements in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, , 1-20.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/soss_research/2199
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