Quality of Worklife

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Case Code : HROB045
Case Length : 03 Pages
Period : 1990 - 2004
Pub Date : 2004
Teaching Note : Available
Organization : -
Industry : Varied
Countries : India

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Caselet 1

Rajesh Nair is one of the many employees of Federal Technologies, who are now able to spare more time for their families and personal commitments. Federal is a leading player in the software development industry, employing over 800 people across the nation. Due to the untiring efforts of the new CEO of the company, Rohan Saxena, the company has now been successful in creating a worker-friendly environment for its employees. One of the striking initiatives of Saxena towards this end is the introduction of a new concept called “Flexible Work Option” (FWO). This option, available to all the permanent employees of Federal, allows them to design a flexible work schedule for themselves. Accordingly, employees can now have a variable and customized work schedule that facilitates them to spend more time with their family members and to meet their personal needs...

Caselet 2

Ananya Naidu re-joined office after availing her maternity leave for three months. Naidu was working as a Team Leader for a company called Siddhant Technologies, which was a growing software development firm. She had been an exceptionally good performer all through the three years she had worked for the organization. Naidu began her career at Siddhant as a programmer and was later promoted to team leader, a year ago. She reported to Hrishikesh Das, the Project Manager, who was also her mentor and had been guiding her progress in the company. Das considered Naidu to be one of the top performing employees in the organization.

However, Das observed deterioration in her performance ever since she re-joined office after her maternity leave. Her productivity levels came down and she was not performing as she used to...

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