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Flexible Working Improves the Well-Being of Both Employers and Employees

Published: December 11, 2017

A good fit between the work demands and other personal life commitments can improve the quality of both professional and personal life for employees. This in turns affects job performance, productivity, absenteeism, and turnover!

That is why forward-thinking business leaders nowadays are taking significant steps to improve work hours flexibility so employees can do their best both on and off the job. However, work flexibility is not about working less;it’s about keeping people engaged and productive by giving them the opportunities to work in ways which fit their needs and preferences such as telecommuting or working from home.

You must have heard of many businesses embracing flexible working regime to improve the well-being of employees. All of this has been supported by many studies which showed a number of benefits for both the employees and employers. These less strict working regimes not only help in improving employee’s morale but also assist employers in maximizing business productivity and eventually, business revenue.

Flexible Working and Employees’ Well-Being

Here are some of the great many advantages of adopting flexible working regime in your business.

Avoid stresses and traffic of commuting during busy rush hours. Once you adopt flexible working hours, you will be amazed to see how easier and faster commute gets for the employees and how effectively they manage their work with this little change of work policy, without stressing work commitments with other personal life responsibilities.
Prevent employees’ burnout due to work overload. Work flexibility offers employees a fair chance to take regular and required breaks when they seem right and without stressing about the wrath of their bosses.
Increased control over work environment and work schedule. This is also an important factor as people get a sense of control over their work schedule which empowers them and makes them more responsible. It allows the employee to manage their own work schedule and environment, which in turn appeals to their entrepreneurial spirit, that helps in improving the well-being of your employees in many good ways.

Advantages of Flexible Working and Employers’ Well-Being

Flexible working is not just beneficial for employees but it also provides the following benefits to employers.

Reduced tardiness and absenteeism
Improved employee engagement, morale, and commitment to the company
Decreased turnover of experienced and valued staff
Enables people to work at the time when they feel the freshest, committed to working and also enjoy working.
Along with flexible work hours, it also offers extended operating hours for various crucial departments such as the customer service.
Develops a forward-thinking business image that offers family-friendly work hours and work schedules
Improves employee retention and reduces the turnover stress of employers and their frequent need to hiring and training new staff.

 

Nonetheless, employers must determine which flexible work practices are the best fit for their employees and implement them fairly throughout the organization. Moreover, to use these arrangements effectively, employers must take the assistance of advanced time and attendance software such as the one offered by Mitrefinch.

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