How Flexible Work Policies Can Boost ROI

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 2016-04-04 Email

A majority of global organizations are adopting flexible working policies to allow employees to work when and where they want, using the devices and apps they prefer to work with, according to a recent survey from Vodafone. Employers that have adopted flex work policies reported that their profits have increased as a result, and they've achieved higher employee productivity. Meanwhile, these firms gain an edge in talent recruitment because of the popularity of these policies and the positive impact they have on an organization's reputation. To ensure office-level technology functionality, flex workers depend on broadband access at home, while many are using a mobile data connection that takes advantage of broadband dongles (small devices that can provide different types of connections.) There has been a "profound and rapid shift in the modern workplace," said Nick Jeffery, enterprise chief executive at Vodafone Group. "Employers are telling us that flexible working boosts profits, while their employees tell us they're more productive. Central to all of this are the new technologies that are reshaping every sector, from high-speed mobile data networks and fixed-line broadband to the latest collaborative cloud services. We truly are in an era when work is what you do, not where you go." An estimated 8,000 global employers and employees took part in the research, which was conducted by Morar.  

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.

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