Four Tips for Rolling Out a Flexible Work Arrangement Policy at Your Business

Four Tips for Rolling Out a Flexible Work Arrangement Policy at Your Business

With the current situation in many workplaces due to COVID-19, flexible, and remote/home-based working situations are very prevalent. Currently many small, medium and large businesses have adapted and many employees that once were based in the office on a daily basis are working from home and, the full return to office date is unknown. This new environment has forced employers to quickly implement this working arrangement. The following discusses how this type of environment, in most circumstances, can be beneficial. Considering the benefits of a more flexible work arrangement for employees of your company? We don’t blame you. We’re big believers that flexible work arrangements are the future of many (if not most) workplaces. And we aren’t alone…some pretty smart people agree! According to a recent Inc.com article: “…Bill Gates shared what he thinks is the most important perk companies can give the best employees: flexible work arrangements.” Also from the same article: “Now a new study from Harvard Business School says companies that let their employees “work from anywhere” and work whenever they want wind up with employees who are more loyal, more productive and cost less.” Why Does Flexibility Work? What are some of the reasons why the ability to work outside of the typical office environment is so popular and generates loyalty? Employees can choose to live in more affordable locations, which in turn boosts their real incomes; They can more easily take care of other personal needs, such as caring for children or elderly parents; Less time spent commuting; More flexibility to travel and set their own schedules Tips for a Successful Flexible Work Arrangement...