Wednesday 22 May 2019
For those of us who have experienced the bliss of workplace flexibility, it’s hard to imagine life without it! Not having to brave the peak hour transit to start work at 9am, only to do it all again at 5 is a perk many employees are grateful for. Some organisations still see flexible working arrangements as nothing more than a futuristic fantasy and continue to cling to more traditional practices, while others entice both current and future employee’s workplace flexibility initiatives. Flexible working arrangements means something different to everyone, whether it be to work from home or have a flexible schedule. Once upon a time, flexibility was stereotyped as a requirement for women with young children, but this age-old assumption is a thing of the past.
We haven’t always had the ability to imagine a workspace that exists beyond 9-5 and within the four walls of the concrete jungle. The limitations of technology once set a much firmer boundary between work and home; you simply couldn’t do your job if you weren’t at the office. But this is no longer the case. Technology has enabled organisations to embrace the opportunity to create an innovative and diverse workplace that allows employees the ability to perform their roles at a time and place that works for them.
This has unlocked an entirely new area of negotiation within the business world and more and more small businesses are attracting top talent by asking one simple question, “what is flexibility worth to you?”.
If you think workplace flexibility practices could be a workable solution for your business, contact us and make it a reality today!