Yet another study has shown the benefits to both employers and employees of enabling more flexible working models.
As reported on UCisights.com recently a new survey entitled 'The Remote Collaborative Worker' has yet again found that when implemented well greater flexible working options brings benefits to employees and employers.
"Even the personal benefits workers experience can be viewed as employer benefits since workers tend to be happier, less stressed out, and healthier, thereby bringing down the costs of turnover, absenteeism, lower productivity, and other issues,” explained Michael Fitzpatrick, CEO of ConnectSolutions who undertook the study.
The findings included:
- 77% were more productive when working remotely
- 52% less likely to take time off when working remotely
- 23% willing to work longer hours than they would on site
- 42% of remote workers felt just as connected with colleagues as if they were in the office
- Half of workers said that being able to work remotely at least some of the time made the much more likely to stay with the company
- 30% reported savings of up to £3,395 per year in travel and other expenses
- 45% of remote workers reported they got more sleep
- 35% got more physical exercise
- 42% reported eating healthier
- 44% had a more positive attitude
- 53% reported lower stress
If your business would like to look into ways of enabling greater flexibility in your workplace whilst retaining those vital communication and management links, please give us a call.