Flexible Work Arrangements Gain Popularity

Flexible Work Arrangements Gain Popularity

Flexible Work Arrangements Gain Popularity

81% of global firms offer employees some degree of personal choice when it comes to when and where they work.
Flexible work arrangements are emerging as the norm for many organizations, with the vast majority of U.S. companies now offering some flexible options with respect to where and when employees work, according to a survey from Regus. Businesses say flex-work improves employee productivity and motivation, while saving on office costs. Still, many bosses reserve these benefits for senior execs who have earned their trust. “Everyone benefits from this, not just the employers and employees, but families, wider society and even the environment," says Sande Golgart, a regional vice president for Regus. “It is disappointing to see some companies still allow trust issues to be a hindrance in offering flexible working for all employees.” With many of these same employers acknowledging the advantages of flex-work policies, this decade should see continued growth in support of these arrangements. More than 17,000 professionals worldwide took part in the research. For more about the survey, click here.
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

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