3 Reasons Flexible Working is The Future
Here are three reasons why flexible working is the new future:

Here are three reasons why flexible working is the new future:

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced businesses to rethink their operations and flexible working has become the new normal. Flexible working offer many benefits to both employers and employees which include greater flexibility, lower overhead costs, and increased productivity.

1. Employees prefer flexible working

1. Employees prefer flexible working

Flexible working gives employees more control over their work schedules and supports a healthy work-life balance. A recent report on Work After Lockdown found that “73% of employees would like to continue working from home some of the time post-pandemic.”

A third of employees would choose flexible working over a pay rise

Another survey found that almost a third of employees would choose flexible working over a pay rise. Offering flexible working can boost office morale and increase engagement and productivity in your workplace. This should improve your profit margins and bottom line over time.

2. Flexible working reduces office overheads

2. Flexible working reduces office overheads

Flexible working reduces business overheads and expenses as you will have fewer employees in your building at one time. This will allow you to reduce your office space and slash your business utility costs significantly.

Avoid underused office desks

If you adopt a flexible working arrangement, then you must adapt your office layout to support flexible working and avoid underused office desks – a common issue with flexible working environments.

Manage building density and maximise productivity

Ensure that you have sufficient office desks for your employees by creating flexible work schedules that include core working hours. This will help you manage building density and maximise productivity in your workplace.

3. Flexible working improves productivity

3. Flexible working improves productivity

Flexible working gives employees the freedom to use the office furniture at a time and place that suits them. This means staff can choose to work when they are most productive, whether that be early morning or late in the evening.

More productive if they could spend time working flexibly.

In a recent poll, “73% of UK employees said they would be more productive if they could spend time working flexibly.” Flexible working can reduce absenteeism and increase engagement by giving employees more control and autonomy over their work schedules.

Companies are moving away from core office hours

Companies are moving away from core office hours

Many forward-thinking companies are moving away from core office hours and adopting hybrid bench desk models. Flexible working can help businesses reduce overhead costs, improve productivity, and attract and retain top talent.

Summary

The workplace has evolved dramatically over the past 18 months and the pandemic has lead to a huge increase in remote and flexible working in the UK.

Has your office introduced flexible working?

We’re operating as normal and our lead times haven’t been affected.

October 2021

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