The Importance of Flexibility in Remote Work

Roger Blake M.D. discusses why flexibility with remote work is important.

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Flexibility at a workplace refers to the ability to adjust from the traditional office work schedule, that is, the days and hours of being in a corporate office to work remotely. Be it from home, from a favorite coffee shop, on that bench near the beach, public park, or even in a local library. Generally, it makes the working environment fit, which boosts the business output, among other merits as discussed below.

Improves retention of workers

Flexibility gives work and life a balance. Attaining the balance outranks any other job desire or the need to be on a job hunt for a better workplace. This, in exchange, retains top-talented employees as well as attracting more. I mean, who wants to go from a well-conditioned workplace in search of an unpropitious workplace? Definitely not a good idea.

It is cost-efficient and eco-friendly.

There is a significant reduction in commuting time and gas expenses, by and large, commuting expenses. Besides, it reduces tardiness and absenteeism. Considering employees will be coming to the office every so often, they are motivated to be present and on time. Mark you, an attendance and punctuality record speaks volumes about employees. Additionally, the employer can opt for a small area office saving on space cost. The electric and water bills in the office will be minimal than expected.

Improves the employee engagement

The fact that there are more collaborative places to work from boosts employee morale and collaborative thinking. They work hard to deliver and prove that they can work effectively from home. Once the employer shows trust, he or she can work under minimum or no supervision. This translates to fewer missed days of work where maybe a staff is sick but can still work from home, and there is less turnover and career longevity.

Increases productivity

Flexibility allows employees to work free, and they feel most productive and comfortable. It also allows them to start work early and finish later without the fear of beating traffic while traveling home during rush hours. This consequently increases productivity that facilitates a result-oriented culture that emphasizes strong impact helping the business grow.

The covid-19 pandemic has made people work from home due to preventive measures to curb the deadly virus spread. Companies have adapted online working for the employees’ safety.

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