What Does It Mean to Be Flexible in the Workplace?
To understand what it means to be flexible in the workplace, it’s a good idea to start with the definition of flexibility itself. According to the Cambridge Dictionary, this is ‘the ability to change or be changed easily according to the situation.’
Applied to the context of a workplace, the word flexibility can be interpreted in a number of different ways. From an employee’s perspective, it typically means being able to respond and adapt to policy changes, a change in job role or a fluctuating workload.
More commonly today, a flexible workplace may be a hybrid one, with a mix of being able to work from home and in the office, and perhaps even variable working hours. The key is – of course – an employer implementing this working culture, and many have done so in recent years – particularly following the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020 and work-from-home guidance.
What are the benefits of a flexible workplace?
For starters, flexible working arrangements can benefit employees’ work-life balance significantly, freeing up time to make essential appointments during the day instead of being restricted to booking slots that fall outside of their working hours.
Home working has its benefits, too. Many report being more productive while working from home, and more time spent there means less potential exposure to illnesses, reducing absence. It’s also often cited as a benefit to workers’ mental wellbeing, as they won’t have to spend time commuting (and getting stuck in the inevitable rush hour traffic).
If you’re looking to introduce more flexibility into your workplace, we have a selection of remote working solutions which will make the process seamless, including a range of video conferencing systems.
These systems help create a flexible working environment by making it easy to connect with your colleagues and external collaborators no matter where in the world they’re located. This makes working from home so much more manageable and convenient for all concerned.
Contact us today to discuss your requirements and arrange a demonstration of our products at our headquarters.