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Flexible Work Schedule Survey

Kasey Taylor
LeTourneau University
BUSI 4623OL: Business Research Methods
October 29, 2012

Abstract
The purpose of this survey was to determine whether or not flexible work schedules would have a positive impact on productivity at Air System Components. The survey was given to all employees at the end of a training class and turned into the instructor to give to the human resource department. The written survey consisted of ten questions ranging from demographics to personal needs. We found employees with spouses and or children under the age of eighteen were in favor of flexible work schedule having a positive impact for them personally on their productivity. The survey also revealed the need for individuals to feel they have some control and flexibility in their work schedules, which leads to a balanced personal and business life.

Flexible Work Schedule
The purpose of this survey was to determine whether or not flexible work schedules have a positive impact on productivity in the workplace. “Flexible work schedules” refer to choices pertaining to the location and/or time that work is conducted, whether it is formal or informal. With formal choices being policies from the HR department, which is in writing and informal meaning the immediate supervisor has approved a flexible arrangement. The survey will be emailed to 2,000 employees. The survey consists of several questions ranging from the use of flexible work arrangements to employees’ level of knowledge about work-life and dependent-care situations.

Sample
The survey will be sent via email to all 2000 Air System Component employees’. Men, women, all ages, and ethnicities will be included as prospected participants.

Measures
Survey Questions
October 25, 2012
Target: Air System Component Employees

1. Are you satisfied with your work schedule/arrangement?
1. Strongly disagree
2. Disagree
3. Neutral
4. Agree
5. Strongly agree
2. Are there personal issues that require your attention during the traditional work period that can’t be completed after hours? 1. Strongly disagree
2. Disagree
3. Neutral
4. Agree
5. Strongly agree
3. Would you be more satisfied and encouraged to produce quality work if you were able to work from home or flextime hours? 1. Strongly disagree
2. Disagree
3. Neutral
4. Agree
5. Strongly agree
4. Do you have children under the age of six?
1. Yes
2. No
5. Do you have children under the age of eighteen?
1. Yes
2. No
6. Would being in control of your own work hours give you a sense of freedom? 1. Strongly disagree
2. Disagree
3. Neutral
4. Agree
5. Strongly agree
7. Having a higher level of accountability would encourage greater levels of work produced? 1. Strongly disagree
2. Disagree
3. Neutral
4. Agree
5. Strongly agree

8. Having a higher level of accountability would encourage greater quality of work produced? 1. Strongly disagree
2. Disagree
3. Neutral
4. Agree
5. Strongly agree

9. Could you save money on dependent care if flexible work schedules were made available? 1. Strongly disagree
2. Disagree
3. Neutral
4. Agree
5. Strongly agree
10. Would being available to participate in young children’s school day activities bring balance between the need to be a parent and good employee encourage productivity? 1. Strongly disagree
2. Disagree
3. Neutral
4. Agree
5. Strongly agree
Statistical Questions
1. Age?
1. 18-24
2. 25-30
3. 31-36
4. 36-41
5. 41-Older
2. Marital Status?
1. Married
2. Single
3. Divorced
4. Widowed
3. Ethnicity/Race
1. White/Caucasian/Angio
2. African-American/Black
3. Hispanic
4. Asian
5. American Indian
6. Other
7. Refused
4. Sex?
1. Male
2. Female

Procedures
The participants of this survey were randomly selected and emailed a variety of questions...
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