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Flexible Work and the EMPLOYER Experience

16 August 2022

“Flexible work” means different things to different organizations, but every flexible model stems from one core idea: Employees know when, where, and how they work best. For many, the best option falls outside the rigid structure of a formal schedule. How can employers accommodate evolving employee expectations, create a people-centered workplace, and innovate for progress and future growth?

Give your employees a say in shaping their workday.

What does flexible work look like?

Popular 9-to-5 alternatives include:

Win-win situation

Flexible options can be managed to work to both employee and employer advantage. Employees with flexible work schedules report less stress, increased job satisfaction, improved health, and fewer job-related expenses. Because they enjoy a better work-life balance, there is more time for family, education, creative pursuits, community involvement, and simple rest and relaxation.

Flexible work also supports employees who lead less structured lives. Parents, for example, often need schedule flexibility to attend school events or ferry their children to extracurricular activities. And of course, flexible work cuts an employee’s work-related expenses for gas, vehicle maintenance, lunches, snacks, and wardrobe.

The advantages of flexible work aren’t limited to employees. Employers realize benefits as well, including:

Get flexible

Offering your employees options of this sort may seem like a stretch, but odds of success increase when your company commits to a people-centered strategy for implementing flexible work. Strategic steps include:

Options and autonomy demonstrate respect for your employees as whole human beings — with responsibilities and personal lives beyond the boundaries of their professional identity and its role in your company’s success.

How does flexible work fit into your organizational flow to create a people-centered employee experience? Contact Fitch Consulting to learn more.
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