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Benefits of Workplace Flexibility for Organizations
Flexible work options are more likely to be successful when an organization encourages managers and employees to view flexibility as a mutually beneficial business process for determining the best approach to how, where and when work is done.
When workplace flexibility is implemented well, both employees and employers benefit, as productivity is maintained and employees are able to manage work and non-work demands more easily.
Have you ever watched a baseball game, from time to time you will see the the teams manager start a hand signals ritual that could go on for an entire minute, but through these hand signal he tells his pitcher what pitch to throw and where, his infielders to shift and his outfielders to shift accordingly to the data available.
This data tells the manager that if he throws the hitter a fastball on the outside, the hitter is most likely to hit a ground ball here or a fly ball here. The baseball manager can effectively almost predermined the outcome of the results, of course depending on his individual players ability to perform the tasks which are asked. If a player lacks hitting ability against a left hander, the manager brings in a pinch hitter, or a relief pitcher, like 'lefty specialist' or a game closer, so why not manage your business in the same way?
Your receptionist averages 2 hours and 18 minutes on the phone daily, and 1 and 16 minutes on clerical tasks, and surfs the net the rest of time waiting for the next call, although you are paying her $16 an hour, equaling $128 daily.
This is just one example and it is not a winning business model and even profitable companies suffer this type of inefficiency that can be solved with providing both your employees and managers a more flexible work environment.
Often, more flexibility leads to higher employee job satisfaction, reduced turnover and other long-term benefits. In many cases, flexibility can be used as a strategic business tool to maintain a productive workforce.
Expanding availability to clients
Flexibility can be used to strategically expand availability to clients by allowing employees to work nontraditional hours. But it is critical that employees not feel stressed or burned out because they perceive that flexibility means they are working all the time.
Attraction and Retention
Research shows that flexibility initiatives are a significant predictor of applicant attraction and talent retention. In a competitive market, an organization offering workplace flexibility can brand and distinguish itself as an “employer of choice.”
Employers offering the option to work at a distance from the primary office location can fill positions with the most qualified candidates, regardless of location.
A full-time employee needing to reduce his or her hours could opt to stay with the employer if the possibility of working part time or job-sharing were made available.
Or an employee whose spouse is offered a position in another state may agree to continue working for his or her current employer if that employer allows the employee to work from a distance.
Employee loyalty, engagement and improved performance
Offering flexible work options allows employees to have some control over where and when work gets done and to make decisions based on how they will work most productively.
Employees may feel more loyal to an employer that offers them a chance to better manage their work and personal lives; this is known in the research literature as a “positive social exchange relationship.” Such exchanges enable productivity to increase if employees feel more engaged at work.
Reduced negative outcomes
Flexibility tends to reduce negative outcomes, such as:
■ Missed work due to illness. ■ Distractions due to non-work demands. ■ Occurrence of accidents. ■ Unnecessary turnover from employees who cannot meet non-work obligations.
Cost savings and return on investment
Some flexible work arrangements may result in cost savings to employers. For example, if employees are working at a distance full time, real estate and utilities costs decline because less office space is needed. The ability to retain quality employees by offering workplace flexibility saves money otherwise spent to recruit, hire and train replacements. Decreased stress and improved health lead to less absenteeism, fewer accidents, and decreased workers’ compensation and health care costs.
Increased customer service availability
Employees who work alternative hours or work from home have access to their home offices during nontraditional work hours and are available to customers for a broader range of hours each day. These employees can mix and match their hours, so they will be available when the organization actually needs them most.
This flexibility is helpful to firms that provide services to customers in different time zones or customers that may need support during nontraditional hours. In this scenario, however, there is always a risk of work time creeping into personal time. Employees and managers should watch for “work creep” to avoid stress and burnout. Setting formal boundaries so that there is a clear distinction between working hours and nonworking hours is important.
Increased ability to meet the demands of globalization
The globalization of business also requires employees to be accessible outside traditional work hours. Conference calls often take place across time zones, early in the morning or late at night. Rather than participating in these early morning or late night calls from the primary worksite, many employees prefer to be at home.
This type of flexibility meets business needs and takes into consideration employees’ personal responsibilities. Businesses can support this type of flexibility by providing access to necessary documents through a secure connection from offsite locations and access to call-in numbers and webinar technology that can be used from any location.
Virtual Staff Efficiency Report
Why is Employee Retention a key to your success !
Your employees are more motivated if their effort and results are recognized and appreciated.
The Opportunity is a plus for employee loyalty. Almost every candidate is looking to grow in their careers.
Loyal employees are built through trust, through developing a working relationship & the belief in your ability to lead
Your employee will feel more engaged & take ownership if you give them responsibilities & tasks that empowers them
Power of Decision
Take empowerment a step further & give key specialists on your staff responsibilities that also render consequences.
To avoid routine, maintain the enthusiasm of your employees with new challenges.
Every employee should be mindful of the importance of their work in the company.
Every long-term relationship is based on both side trust.
The employee will feel important when they are involved in projects and decision making.
Reward the effort of every employee and you get involvement and loyalty.