Types of Job Flexibility

Types of Job Flexibility

The following types of flexible work arrangements are found at MIT.

Alternative Work Schedules

Compressed Workweek

This type of work schedule condenses one or two standard workweeks into fewer but longer days. For example, an employee may work four 10-hour days a week, rather than five 8-hour days. Learn more.

Part-Time Work

A part-time work schedule consists of fewer work hours than the standard workweek of the department, lab, or center (DLC). Benefits are generally available to MIT employees who are working 50 percent or more of a regular full-time work schedule. Visit the eligibility page on the Benefits website for additional details on benefits eligibility. Learn more.

Flexible Schedules

A flexible schedule is a work schedule with starting and ending times that differ from the standard work hours for the office, which is approved by a manager/supervisor. Employees work the same number of scheduled hours as they would before the flexible agreement began. Learn more.

Job Sharing

In this arrangement, two or more part-time employees share the responsibilities of one full-time job at a prorated salary based on time (for hourly employees) or percent effort (for exempt employees). Learn more.

Off-Site Work
Also known as "telecommuting," this is a work arrangement in which an employee regularly works at home or at an alternative worksite during part or all of his or her work schedule. Learn more.
Team-Based Flexibility
A team-based approach to flexibility is one that focuses on using flexibility across the team to create the desired work environment, reduce inefficiencies, and achieve desired results. Learn more.