Watch our short video on why flexibility is important for more detail
Flexibility means employees feel valued
Show trust to receive it back
A better work-life balance
Does this situation sound familiar?
Your working day starts at nine o’clock, but you’re told to be at your desk by 8.45 each morning to be ready to start work.
You rarely leave the office on time, but if you’re a minute after 8.45 in the morning, you get told off.
You’re made to feel guilty if you need time off for an appointment or to look after your ill child.
That was me a few years ago, and needless to say, I left that job, and I wouldn’t recommend it to a friend.
Now I work from home and I’m trusted to manage my own working hours. If my dog needs to go to the vet, if my partner needs a lift home from work, or I just need a couple of hours to de-stress, then that’s no problem.
But if a client needs my help at eight o’clock one night, or I need to be up for an early-morning networking meeting, that’s also no problem.
Because of the trust placed in me, I want to work hard and I feel valued for the work I put in.
Maybe it’s time to take a look at your flexibility and how this can engage your staff.
And if you’re worried that staff might take advantage, there are ways to deal with that too.
Do you have questions about flexibility in the workplace?
Give us a call at CUBE HR, we’ll be happy to advise you and we have policies and templates available to meet every HR need.
Why not check out our other blog on the same topic Flexible Working – 3 Things You Need to Know
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