Handbook of Management Scales/Location flexibility

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Location flexibility (alpha = 0.89)[edit]


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.


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.


  • 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)



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.