A change in the structuring of work time, using a natural experiment to test whether participation in a corporate initiative predicts corresponding changes in health-related outcomes.

Drawing on job strain and stress process models, we theorize greater schedule control and reduced work-family conflict as  key mechanisms linking this initiative with health outcomes.

Longitudinal survey data from 659 employees at a corporate headquarters shows that ROWE predicts changes in health-related behaviors, including almost an extra hour of sleep on work nights.

Increasing employees’ schedule control and reducing their work-family conflict are key mechanisms linking the ROWE innovation with changes in employees’ health behaviors; they also predict changes in well-being measures, providing indirect links between ROWE and well-being.

This study demonstrates that organizational changes in the structuring of time can promote employee wellness, particularly in terms of prevention behaviors.

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