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Case Code : HROB018 For delivery in electronic format: Rs. 300;
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HR Practices and Policies
Case Length : 11 Pages
Period : 2001 - 2002
Pub Date : 2002
Teaching Note : Available
Organization : Varied
Industry : Varied
Countries : India, USA


The case examines the reasons for the growing popularity of flexible work options (FWOs) in several organizations across India. It examines in detail the FWOs offered by various companies in India including HP India, P&G India and ICICI. The case also discusses the concept of FWOs and its evolution, and its advantages and disadvantages for employers and employees. Finally, it also examines the future of FWOs in India and identifies some industries that encourage this option.


Identify the circumstances that led to the adoption of flexible work options in India


  Page No.
A 'Flexible' Workplace 1
Concept Note on Flexible Work Options 2
Flexible Work Options in India 4
FWOs - The Road Ahead 6
Exhibits 8

Key Words:

Growing, popularity, flexible work options, FWO, HP India, P&G India, ICICI, evolution, advantages, disadvantages employers, employees, India

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