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We’ve all probably worked in places with rigid structure and nobody deviating away from the established order of things. Not only can this by detrimental to the creativity of employees, it can also have a negative effect on the business as a whole. The rise of technology has allowed people to work in a more flexible way than ever before. Rather than being seen as a way to avoid working, savvy employers are recognising that employees are more productive when they are refreshed and motivated.
Just some of the ways that increased workplace flexibility can improve your business as an entity include:
Building Employee Loyalty
If employers trust their employees, this is likely to be paid back with increased loyalty to the company. When employees feel satisfied with their work-life balance, they are more likely to stay with the business that is offering them more freedom. There are some people who will try to take advantage of this trust, but when you find a team of people who appreciate the trust that’s been placed in them and pay it back with excellent work, your business will really start to reap the rewards.
A Broader Talent Pool
Rather than just scouring your local area for high quality employees, distance no longer has to be the issue that it once was. Your talent pool has suddenly become global rather than just regional, or even local. Technology is constantly improving things, particularly advancements in areas like field service management software, meaning that it’s easier to manage a team that works all over the world. Teleconferencing even allows people to share ideas face to face, which is probably the most effective way.
A More Creative Team
People are at their most creative when they are free to work in a way that allows them flexibility. Very people feel at their freshest on a Monday morning, and yet many business owners want their staff trudging in anyway, just because it has always been the way things have always been done. Employees that feel refreshed and ready for work will inevitably be more valuable to a company than ones that are tired and feel undervalued.
A Good Strategy
Although keeping staff members happy is a great thing, business owners who embrace flexible working see it as a smart strategy rather than just a perk of the job. Telecommuting can significantly cut down on costs like supplies, real estate and utilities. As long as the work is getting done, it shouldn’t really matter where it is getting done from.
We’ve all probably worked in offices where there are internal conflicts that disrupt from the work actually getting done. This infighting is significantly reduced when people are not actually in the same room together! Telecommuting gets rid of the pressure cooker environment that plagues many offices and helps to keep people in a better state of mind that is bound to have positive knock on effects to the business.
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