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James B. Rutland, MMR Group, Baton Rouge, on the Importance of Workplace Flexibility

Why do world-class companies such as Google and Amazon include workplace flexibility? They believe giving your team more freedom can improve the results produced in the company. But, does it necessarily occur that way? Some entrepreneurs believe that offering workplace flexibility may ruin the productivity of the business. If so, how do large companies implement […]

Why do world-class companies such as Google and Amazon include workplace flexibility? They believe giving your team more freedom can improve the results produced in the company. But, does it necessarily occur that way? Some entrepreneurs believe that offering workplace flexibility may ruin the productivity of the business. If so, how do large companies implement it successfully?

Debunking Myths About Workplace Flexibility

What top executives don’t tell you is that they use at least two measures to guarantee success. Firstly, giving more freedom makes sense if the member’s responsibility grows proportionally. That requires being more selective recruiting members for the organization.

Secondly, paying people for hours worked is no longer required with workplace flexibility. You ensure the high performance of your workers with a salary based on results, the value provided to the company.

Once you ensure these conditions, you can start questioning if you should include the model in your business.

Why Workplace Flexibility Is important

For most executives, flexibility depends on the activity and member role. When dealing with certain departments, you may like to have your members accessible from the office.

We will assume that you have recruited selectively and your members are extremely intelligent people. You will agree that an optimized environment is key to increasing their productivity. However, it is impossible to meet all the preferences of everybody, which is why workplace flexibility is preferred.

Also, there will be days when your workers have to deal with emergencies, which may lead to skipping days of work. Workplace flexibility makes the company accessible for the member, so the person can work on the project, despite emergencies.

Higher Motivation

Surprisingly, some people love the idea of having more freedom when working. When a person can work on their terms, you should expect an increase in their productivity and happiness.

Curiously, people who enjoy workplace flexibility don’t think the same way. Their perspective adapts as if the objectives of their company were their objectives. Working for companies makes people feel like a tool, but working with the company transforms them into contributors.

This detail reinforces its mission, which leads workers to produce better results than expected.

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