Working Families: Even employers want flexible working
Employers operating in serviced offices and other buildings need as much flexibility in their working life as their employees do, according to Working Families.
The organisation found said that employers value the need for flexibility in the workplace, with, for example, mobile working seen as one of the mechanisms for allowing this to happen.
Liz Morris, director of consultancy and training at Working Families, said employers were finding an “ever-increasing number of ways to work flexibly”.
Ms Morris added: “It enables the employee to balance their work and other commitments, and also enables employers to arrange work to suit the business’s needs.
“We are finding an ever-increasing variety of ways to work flexibly that enable organisations and employees to meet their needs.”
Intellect, a trade association, recently said that employees have had a “realisation” with regards to cloud computing and the flexibility it affords them in helping find a good work-life balance.
Working Families is the UK’s leading work-life balance organisation.
It helps working parents and carers and their employers find a better balance between responsibilities at home and work.