Flexibility at work
Flexibility at work can create an inclusive work culture where individual needs are recognised and supported where possible.
Flexibility at work is about where, when and how work is done. Technological advances have helped to facilitate a trend towards greater workplace flexibility, but a cultural shift has also occurred making it more acceptable to request flexible work arrangements. It is no longer just about parents seeking part-time work to balance their family responsibilities. Many people are seeking greater flexibility at work to accommodate study, transition to retirement, pursue sport or leisure activities or care for ageing relatives.
Whatever the reason, workplace flexibility has benefits for individuals as well as organisations. It can positively influence an organisation’s productivity and employee engagement, reduce the costs of absenteeism and improve general health and well-being.