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How To Encourage a Flexible Workspace

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The last few years have been filled with flexibility and compromise and when the world returns to the normal state, we for one, hope it remains. With the easing of strict work hours, dress code and office professionalism – could it be that coronavirus has uncovered a new way of working that suit everyone?

More time has been spent in our homes, than in the office. This has allowed many people to continue working and keep the business going. If work can be completed normally and the team is happy, what more could you ask for?

Flexible working hours have been introduced to the working environment across the years and has become a popular concept. But with the urgent changes needed in the workplace, it’s possible that COVID-19 has encouraged this working method among other workplaces and industries too!

Implementing flexible working hours enables individuals to work hours that suit them and the business, resulting in a comfortable work life balance. The flexible structure allows staff to pick and choose the hours they work over the week. The only condition is their weekly contract hours must be filled.

A flexible working scheme is a great way to drive moral and is ideal for those with young children and other commitments outside of the workplace.

Remote working is another method which many companies used, but a whole lot more have tried and tested since offices have been closed. Working from home has ensured more people have been able to work as we navigate through the worldwide pandemic.

Working from home has proven successful and comes with many benefits to make it attractive to employers in the future.  Concentration levels and motivate can excel when you are working in the right environment and have the right tools available.

In addition to working from home, remote working can take place almost anywhere. Cafes and communal working spaces are also great places to work. Not only does it provide a change of scenery, but also encourages meeting new people and creative thinking.

By trialling the working from home (or out of the office) method, it’s been clear to see if a business can operate in such a way, why shouldn’t it continue. In some instances, it makes business sense in terms of saving money on rent and office space if the need isn’t there.

Flexible, working from home and co-working spaces could be the future – are you ready to try something new?