Beneﬁts and Strategies
In today’s workforce, many ofﬁce environments are moving
away from the strict scheduling structure of the past and are
leaning towards a progressive, ﬂexible workplace.
Recruits talented employees by
creating an attractive workplace.
Leads to a higher
Promotes workplace creativity
Tips for Managing
Take advantage of technology,
as it enables workplace ﬂexibility.
Think outside the square, measure work in
terms of output, not input (hours spent).
Pay special attention to work “intensiﬁcation”
– it can affect employees’ health.
Rethink traditional things like meeting attendance,
as it may not always be possible with multiple
colleagues working ﬂexible hours. Perhaps a better
alternative is document sharing.
Remember, if you’re a manager and
negotiating ﬂexible hours with an employee,
it’s likely you’re negotiating with their
partner’s schedule, their day care centre, etc.
Avoid classifying reasons for seeking ﬂexible work.
Doing so is likely to divide the workplace and make it
more difﬁcult for ﬂexible arrangements to succeed.
For more on workplace ﬂexibility,
see AIM’s whitepaper
AND BETTER LEADERS
for a better society.