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Flexible working: How the pros outweigh the cons

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Posted 11 June 2015 10:02:00 BST | By Admin

In the age of the digital revolution, traditional working methods have become ineffective. With many of us using our own personal devices for work, the need to remain stagnant has become redundant. 

1. Freedom to work anywhere

Being fixed at your desk serves no purpose and is ineffective. How many of us work the traditional 9-5 and feel that is essential to constantly be at your desk in order to work? With laptops and mobile devices, we now have the freedom to work from anywhere at anytime, increasing productivity and creativity. Employees are far more likely to feel inspired when given the freedom to determine their work pattern/style.

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2. Job satisfaction

75% of UK employees say that flexible working boosts job satisfaction.

Demonstrating that you trust your employees and care about making their job as easy as possible will improve your relationship and ultimately improve the bottom line of your business. 

3. Working remotely

If managing remote staff seems an overwhelming prospect, changing your building to accommodate for flexible working will eliminate this. Investing in workspace utilisation technologies can provide you with the tools you need to monitor and see how your office is being used. 

4. Smart adaptions

Adapting your building to facilitate for flexible working will also make ‘dead-time’ valuable to your business rather than draining your resources. One of the greatest advantages of flexible working is attracting the next generation of workers. Its imperative for businesses to look beyond the traditional ways of managing their organisation, otherwise they could run the risk of being left behind when the next generation of tech savvy workers enters the workplace.

Put simply, if you want your business to grow to its full potential, then you need to adopt smarter working technologies now. 

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