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Flexible working in Scottish local authority property: Developing a combined resource management strategy

Khamkanya, Thadsin; Sloan, Brian

Authors

Thadsin Khamkanya

Brian Sloan



Abstract

As indicated in Government reports and previous research, the traditional office environment of both central and local governments has been occupied with high occupancy cost. Flexible working supported by information and communication technology, human resource, and workspace management has emerged as a modern concept for managing office resources. Workspace management models covering both activity-based working area and portfolio flexibility are developed to assist an organisation to allocate staff and working area more flexibly and efficiently. However, public organisations like Scottish Local Authorities (SLAs) are unlikely to fully adopt commercial workspace management models. Therefore, the concept of a combined resource management strategy has been introduced to assist the Authorities in considering adoption in financial/economic terms before taking-up of flexible working in practice.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2008-09
Deposit Date Mar 4, 2009
Print ISSN 1648-715X
Electronic ISSN 1648-9179
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 12
Issue 3
Pages 183-202
DOI https://doi.org/10.3846/1648-715x.2008.12.183-202
Keywords Flexible working; Combined resource management strategy; Scottish local authority;
Public URL http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/2503
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.3846/1648-715X.2008.12.183-202