Now that the country is back to Level 4 and under lockdown until 11 July, flexible working and remote working conditions are back for most.
The regular nine to five, Mondays through Fridays, have for many years been the norm. It’s the traditional office hours that most have aspired to. After all, it’s a mark of success, right?
Flexible working conditions mean managing your workday mostly online and the question many employers ask is if working remotely is more productive.
The perks of working remotely during the pandemic included online meetings which you could attend from the comfort of your be
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There have been a number of studies on the benefits of flexible working hours:
- Higher outputs
- Being sick less often
- Happier in their jobs
- Working longer hours
- Less stress
- Lower staff turnaround
- Increased customer satisfaction
- Improved competitiveness
There may be resistance to this (as with any) change, so here are some things to consider when planning on implementing flexible hours:
- Potential operating difficulties – additional costs
- Resistance from other managers
- Problems with schedules or shifts
- Communication issues
Set and document clear realistic expectations. The key to a strong relationship with work flexibility and your employee is to implement the change through proper channels and H.R policies.