Maintaining a positive work environment with engaged, productive employees takes more than just a paycheck and a few perks. This infographic breaks down the benefits of establishing a flexible work environment.
Thanks to the ease of communication, wealth of remote access tools, and improvements in mobile security among enterprise technology, the ability for your employees to operate effectively outside of the office has become a reality.
Studies show that workers who are provided the ability to work at least a portion of their time outside of the office environment (workshifters) are much happier and are actually 27% more productive in the work they do. Additionally, if given the choice, 72% of employees say they would select a job from an employer who offered flexible work arrangements over one who did not.
The following infographic lays out many of the potential benefits for an organization who establishes flexible work options for its employees.
Of course, implementing any sort of a flexible environment requires establishing clearly defined policies for the practice, and ongoing management oversight to ensure compliance. However, if the results are a stronger, more engaged resource base, higher levels of productivity, cost savings for both resource and employer, as well as improved talent retention, perhaps establishing some level of workplace flexibility is something leadership should explore.