Working from home – the benefits of flexible working arrangements for employees.
Your office can be a distracting place, especially on a Monday morning. People are catching up after the weekend and the coffee machine is on overdrive. While you would expect your co-workers and employees to be well rested after the weekend, it is often the complete opposite and concentration levels are quite low. Monday mornings could be the perfect opportunity to introduce Softworks Flexible working arrangements into your company. The majority of people would relish the opportunity to avoid the Monday morning commute and work from the comfort of home instead. And despite the common perception; there are several benefits of working from home, as part of a Softworks Flexible working arrangement scheme. Here are some examples of why companies should implement Flexible working arrangements for employees:
- Less Distractions: Pets and family member aside, working remotely from the quiet of your own house lets you avoid the myriad of distractions that come with working in an office environment. In the office, peoples phones are ringing, the radio is on and it’s often hard to concentrate. Working in your home office or even at your kitchen table with some peace and quiet allows you to zero in on your daily tasks.
- Increased Productivity: Less distractions leads to higher levels of productivity for your staff. By creating an environment for your employees where they have minimal distractions and higher levels of satisfaction and motivation, productivity also increases, which has a positive impact on the bottom line. Happy workers are productive and higher quality workers and productive workers drive business.
- Adapting to Shifting Mindset: With more and more millennials joining the workforce, companies need to adapt to match the emerging talent. Millennials view work as a thing, rather than a place. So companies will need to free themselves from the traditional nine to five mentality if they want to attract and retain this generation of workers. In order to attract and retain top talent, businesses need to be able to respond to employees demand for non-full-time working hours and/or flexible working time schedules that will suit their chosen lifestyles and to balance work and family life.
You can learn more about the multitude of business benefits of flexible working by downloading our whitepaper here.
While Flexible working arrangements may seem to work in favour of the employee, there are also benefits for the employer. Above all, employees that are content tend to work harder and longer at achieving company goals. And that should be the focus of any business.