Handbook of Management Scales/Location flexibility
Location flexibility (alpha = 0.89)[edit | edit source]
Description[edit | edit source]
The authors develop and validate a 16-item measure of i-deals negotiated by job incumbents across four content domains: task and work responsibilities, schedule flexibility, location flexibility and financial incentives.
Definition[edit | edit source]
Idiosyncratic deals (i-deals) are "mutually beneficial, personalized agreements of a nonstandard nature that are negotiated between individual employees and their employers".
The location flexibility dimension is associated with where employees do their jobs.
Items[edit | edit source]
- Because of my individual needs, I have negotiated a unique arrangement with my supervisor that allows me to complete a portion of my work outside of the office. (0.95)
- Because of my particular circumstances, my supervisor allows me to do work from somewhere other than the main office. (0.83)
Source[edit | edit source]
- Rosen et al. (2013): Let’s Make a Deal: Development and Validation of the Ex Post I-Deals Scale. Journal of Management, Vol. 39, No. 3, pp. 709–742
Comments[edit | edit source]
The scale was tested across three samples; it can, thus, be assumed that it is valid and reliable. However, more items should be added to make this scale more reliable.