Flexible Working: Win-Win For Employers and Employees

Your Better Business has created the following flexible working infographic which takes a look at a new flexible model of working. Many are calling this a “win-win situation” for both employers and employees. Within the infographic you’ll discover an easily consumable summary of key statistics on the flexible working debate between employers and employees as well as a general point of view. Additionally it looks at important issues such as productivity, employee satisfaction and cost reduction.

What are your thoughts? Does this model of working sound appealing? Maybe you are already participating in a flexible working environment and love it. Or are you a traditionalist? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

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  1. The infographic shows both sides of the party, which makes this pretty evenhanded. In my perspective, neither as an employee nor a boss, I believe working from home is a preference dependent on the worker’s performance and the boss’s agreements. It seems more offices practice this kind of novelty. With proper negotiation you can pursue productivity as an open-minded organization.

    • Martin Lindeskog

      Jayden Chu: I agree with your statement that you have to pursue productivity through the integration of sound business ideas throughout the whole organization. I think that the third place concept will be even more important in the future and we will see a more flexible worklife situation in the future, when management and business leaders understand the opportunities with increased productivity and then higher profits. The employees have to accept a new form of working situation without the 9 – 5 daily routine at the office.

  2. I think flex schedules and working remotely can be a competitive advantage for many businesses, especially SMBs, to acquire great talent. Work-life balance is a very important motivating factor for many. I for one try to work remotely as much as possible (the 90 minute drive to the office doesn’t help). I don’t know if the model is right for every business. Expectations have to be established from the very start and the technology needs to be in place to ensure goals are being met.

  3. Like most policies, it has to be approached on a person by person basis. Some people are disciplined enough to manage themselves outside the office and some aren’t. Having a system in place to monitor/report so you can tell the difference is the key.

  4. I wish more people would look at both sides, too many just assume telecommuting won’t work and overlook the benefits all together.

  5. Flexible working environment is the dream solution for many people and provide a work-life balance. Depending on the needs, employees can work in the comfort of their homes in their pajamas instead of commuting to work and getting stuck in snarling traffic jams.

  6. I think it works to be output based. More than giving a flexible time period, it is important that expectations are set and achieved.

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