The most common time-management option for employers are variable work hours (also called flextime) and compressed work week schedules. Flextime programs, in which employees are given the option of adjusting their arrival and departure times, are proven ways to reduce congestion at peak travel times. Compressed work schedules (such as four-day, 10 hours-a-day work week) can eliminate one day a week of commuting for many employees.

Advantages of Flextime and Compressed Work Schedules:

  • Changes can be implemented companywide or by department
  • Increases coverage for companies that communicate across time zones for customers requiring extended hours
  • Allows employees to travel to and from work with less stress during off-peak hours
  • Provides employees with greater flexibility in planning medical and personal appointments
  • Employees can choose to work during their most productive hours (flextime)