Today’s workforce is like an upset, frumpy yoga instructor, they want more flexibility from you. Flexible work arrangements are rapidly becoming one of the most desired employee benefits.
This desire for flexibility extends beyond those rascally millennials, too. According to a 2013 study by Pricewaterhouse Coopers, 66 percent of non-Millennials would like to sometimes shift their work hours.
Still, despite this demand, many companies have been slow to increase their employees’ flexibility. A 2017 study from The Creative Group found that just 33 percent of firms offer flextime to their workers. And only 30 percent of companies offer telecommuting as an option.
So, if your company wants to maximize its potential it would be wise to examine your flexible work policy.
Why Flexibility is so Important
A 2014 Gallup survey found that 46 percent of employees say that flexibility is the most important aspect when looking for a job. Clearly, employees value flexibility, but why?
Flexibility is important for employees because it gives them an improved work-life balance. Work-life balance is the number one reason employees wanted flexible work options, according to a survey by FlexJobs.
Still, work-life balance isn’t the only reason your employees might be clamoring for flexible work. These options let your employees live an easier and less-stressful life. This equates to more engaged, and ultimately productive workers.
In a 2015 Collaborative Worker Survey, out of employees who worked remotely at least a few times per month, 77 percent reported greater productivity while working offsite. Clearly, your workers can stand to benefit from flexible work, but your business can too.
Here are the top 5 reasons your company will love flexible work.
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