The Importance Of Creating a Flexible Workplace
In today’s dynamic and diverse workforce, it is clear the demand for flexible working is increasing year on year; worker demand is up to 75 per cent from 70 per cent in 2017.
More and more organisations are allowing staff to work where they want, in remote locations as well as in co-working spaces, and are even relying on more flexible workforce arrangements such as using more freelancers and contractors.
In this multi-faceted environment, the regular 9-5 is a thing of the past.
Flexible working has become so ingrained into modern working practices globally that many countries have included it in their legislation: in the Netherlands, employees with at least one year of service with an employer with at least 10 employees are entitled to ask for a change, increase or decrease in their working hours as well as the ability to work from another location.
In Norway the Working Environment Act establishes the right to flexible working hours if this can be arranged without major inconvenience to the employer.
In the UK all employees that have worked for the same employer for at least 26 weeks may ‘make a statutory application’ for flexible working.
The spread of flexible workspace of course is not merely driven by increasing worker demand but also by an increasing awareness among business leaders globally of the vital role it plays.
Flexible working is also being used as a strategic way of improving diversity within the workplace. Research has found that 70% of employees say having a choice of work environment is a key factor when evaluating new career opportunities.
Not every workspace is created equal or indeed suited to every worker, but if businesses wish to reap the endless benefits that flexible working is bringing, they will need to address their employee needs very carefully.
Having the right office environment to attract and retain your top talent is more important than ever. At Axis House, we are committed to helping you get the very best from your office space, which is why we are here from the very beginning.
Whether you are planning a complete office refurbishment or design of your current space, or new to flexible/agile working, Axis House will be there every step of the way.
Careful planning starts with you and your requirements, so you’ll be guaranteed stunning results that exceed your expectations. Why not view some recent case studies to see how we’ve helped businesses just like you to better utilise their space to meet the needs of employees.