Flexible working is becoming the norm
Flexible jobs are becoming the norm in developed economies – and this in turn is affecting how the traditional office space is being used.
According to HR magazine contributor and lecturer in education and economics at the Lancaster University Management School Colin Green, the rise of part-time and flexible working has been one of the key features of the global economic turmoil – but the industry commentator says the effects of such a shift have been more far reaching than many people expected.
He said that flexible working was no longer a ‘poor person’s’ option but an industry norm that was making its way into practically every walk of working life.
Green also believes that the trend for flexible working is likely to continue into the future.
He wrote: “Flexibility may be the key to long-term job satisfaction, particularly for the highly-educated section of the workforce, which can become disappointed by what the ‘knowledge economy’ has actually been able to offer.”
Recently, TMCNet contributor Charles West claimed that anywhere access was boosting the potential of flexible working in the UK.