Meeting the needs of both employees and employers, flexible working is a direct response to the changing way we want to live and work, and it’s powered by the continued evolution of new technologies. It is a game-changer for many businesses.
It is also a key component of the agile organisation and its benefits are many and well documented. They include helping to alleviate workplace stress and boost job satisfaction for employees as well as reducing costs, building adaptability into operations and presenting a more progressive image for employees.
Businesses on the cusp of introducing flexible working will have already outlined a clear rationale and business case for making the change. However, even with that commitment, there is still a major challenge to address. How do you ensure you’re putting the right framework and practices in place to support the long-term successful adoption of flexible working in order to reap its benefits?
The answer lies in taking a close look at your process, people, place and technology – which can be summarised in six key steps: