A work policy maintained by certain employers allowing employees to choose the times in which they work during the day. Flextime may mandate that employees being in the office during certain hours to allow for meetings and collaboration. However, flexibility is allowed for employees to schedule the remainder of their work day depending on their preferences.

Ordinarily flextime still requires that employees maintain a certain number of total hours worked (for example 40 hours per week). However, even more progressive work systems may disregard work hours as a measure of productivity, and simply require that all of the employee's work be accomplished. Flextime works best when work is either highly individual in nature or information technology allows opportunities for asynchronous collaboration.

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  • flextime — 1972, translating Ger. Gleitzeit sliding time. See FLEX (Cf. flex) + TIME (Cf. time) …   Etymology dictionary

  • flextime — [fleks′i tīm΄fleks′tīm΄] n. [< FLEX(IBLE) + TIME] a system allowing individual employees some flexibility in choosing the time, but not the number, of their working hours: also flexitime [fleks′i tīm΄] …   English World dictionary

  • flextime — flexitime flex i*time , flextime flex time flex time flex time , n. [short for flexible time.] A system of scheduling working hours in places of employment, which allows employees to arrive at and leave work at times of their own choice,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flextime — also flexitime noun Date: 1972 a system that allows employees to choose their own times for starting and finishing work within a broad range of available hours …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • flextime — flextimer, flexitimer, n. /fleks tuym /, n. a system of working that allows an employee to choose, within limits, the hours for starting and leaving work each day. Also, flexitime /flek si tuym /. [1970 75; FLEX2 + TIME] * * * …   Universalium

  • flextime — flex|time [ fleks,taım ] or flex|i|time [ fleksi,taım ] noun uncount a system in which workers choose the hours each day that they work, as long as the hours add up to the same number of hours every week or month …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • flextime — n. flexible work hours, work hours which may be changed according to need, flexitime …   English contemporary dictionary

  • flextime — flex·time …   English syllables

  • flextime — flex•time [[t]ˈflɛksˌtaɪm[/t]] also flex•i•time [[t]ˈflɛk sɪ [/t]] n. bus a system that allows an employee to choose the hours for starting and leaving work • Etymology: 1970–75 flex′tim er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • flextime —  Policy allowing workers to define their own working hours …   American business jargon

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