How to manage an agile workforce
The vast majority of research into the effects of flexible working shows that it goes hand-in-hand with increased productivity, engagement and commitment to an organisation. Agile workers also feel a greater sense of personal wellbeing. A recent survey by Virgin Media, for example, found that nearly three-quarters (71%) of employees felt working from home noticeably improved their work-life balance.
Agile working poses several advantages from a business management perspective too. In order to reduce expenditure on office space, we’re increasingly seeing businesses asking employees to work from home.
The technology is certainly in place. Most workers would argue that with only a laptop and an internet connection, they could do their job just about anywhere. Indeed, a third (31%) of employees already spend at least one day per week working from home.
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