Academy of Strategic Management Journal (Print ISSN: 1544-1458; Online ISSN: 1939-6104)


Examining Employee Engagement within the Context of Flexible Work Arrangement in Asian-Owned Company in Lagos State

Author(s): Princess Josephine Anya, Anthonia Adenike Adeniji, Odunayo Paul Salau, Olaide Mary Balogun, Samuel Oluwaseunfunmi Aribisala, Judith Ogechukwu Ikeagbo

Flexible work arrangement has become an important concern for organizations both in the private and public sector. The global pandemic has called for a need for flexibility at work in other to reduce the spread of the virus. The purpose of this research is to explore the impact of flexible work arrangement on employee engagement at work. The need for flexibility in the context of this study was a result of the COVID-19 crisis. A contribution of this study is that it brings together the spillover theory that has its root in flexibility which promotes work-life balance. 19 top level managers of KRS investment limited owned by an Asian company in Nigeria participated in this qualitative research study. The research made use of focus group discussion for data collection and was analysed using inter-rater reliability and content analysis. The main finding is that flexibility develops from job shift, adjusting, growth and development motivation and observation. This study provides a number of practical recommendations for flexible work arrangement and employee engagement.

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