flexible firm

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Workplace management and organization technique that optimizes human resources through flexibility based on segmenting the employees into peripheral and core groups. The core group of employees are difficult to replace because they have a specific skill set or experience, while the peripheral group consists of employees who could easily be replaced or are only needed in the organization for either peak periods or on specific tasks. Originally suggested in 1986 by Jon Atkinson of the Institute of Manpower Studies.

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