Guide to Creating Flexible Workplace Policies
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Workplace flexibility is one of the hottest trends to have emerged in HR circles over the last few years. It is touted as a potential game changer – having the power to unleash a generation of happy, motivated workers who will produce amazing results for their employers. Basically, flexibility is supposed to create a win-win
situation for both employees and businesses.
To some extent, such claims are true. Studies have shown that workplace flexibility can increase employee motivation, engagement, job satisfaction and productivity. However, such benefits do not come by default. They arise from a careful application of workplace flexibility under the auspices of a clearly though-out policy.
The absence of a well thought-out policy can actually turn workplace flexibility into a nightmare. Anecdotal evidence shows that when poorly executed, flexibility can lower employee motivation, decrease productivity and increase an employers’ wage bill.
The bottom line is that to enjoy the benefits of workplace flexibility, you need to create a robust policy. Fortunately, creating flexible workplace policies isn’t that hard. It is a matter of knowing what to include in the policy. The following questions can guide you towards creating a flexible workplace policy. Answer them and you’ll be on the way towards creating a robust and effective policy.
- Can a Flexible Workplace Strategy be Implemented in Your Company?
- Do You Need a Flexible Workplace?
- What Type of Flexibility, and Why?
- How Will You Monitor and Supervise?
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