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Flexible workers or flexible work?

Gabrielle Lis

Choice and control is good for worker health, according to a review of the research on workplace flexibility.

Health outcomes improve when flexible working conditions give workers more choice and control, according to a 2010 Cochrane review of the research into flexibility at work. This is in stark contrast to similar interventions dictated by business needs rather than worker preferences. At best, these business-focused interventions have no impact on health; at worst, they have a negative impact on health. Three aspects of flexibility were consi...

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