68 per cent of firms more productive because of flexible working
Submitted by Tim Chambers. on Fri, 15/06/2012 - 13:08
Some 68 per cent of firms are more productive as a result of flexible working, says Regus.
Regus UK's Steve Purdy has called the findings of his organisation's research "interesting".
They show, he suggested, that allowing greater flexibility, as well as greater chance to mould work around life, increasingly motivates those in career development.
"The more ability you give them to work with what fits their own personal circumstances and their own lives; the more it leads to more motivated and energised employees," as he put it. He added that because of this productivity goes up, as does revenue.
In Regus' study, 63 per cent of firms said that improved revenues and flexible working were "linked".
Meanwhile, flexible working is on the up, with 73 per cent of firms making greater use of it. All the statistics related to UK firms.
It is possible that management development professionals may want to incorporate the implications of these statistics into their policies.