Integrating flexibility into the workplace is on the rise among companies across the U.S. From small startups to global enterprises, an accelerated force of workplaces are weaving it into the fabric of their operations and culture.
The 2018 Fortune ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ roster boasts many that have embraced workplace flexibility: 79 of the 100 companies offered teleworking in 2018. As more and more embrace flexible arrangements, they’re proving to be a competitive edge to attract a top-tier workforce and sustain an engaged employee culture.
Here are three easy ways you can introduce flexible working to your employees:
- Flexible work hours allow companies to shift employee workday start and end times to avoid peak commute hours. For example, it could mean adjusting start and end times to 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. or 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Telework connects employees with the opportunity to perform their job duties and responsibilities from home. Believe it or not, studies have found that teleworkers and their managers reported improvements in job performance.
- Compressed work weeks let employees work their standard 40-hour week in less than five workdays. For example, instead of the standard 8-hour day, employees can work 10 hours each day from Monday – Thursday, accomplishing the standard number of working hours in a week but having Friday off.
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