Flexible working is increasingly important and something that every organisation should recognise and embrace, as the benefits outweigh the negatives.
Looking back a few years, working from home was considered an incentive or a company perk. Frequently viewed with suspicion by office bound employees, it is now regarded as a necessity and one that almost every employee expects. Advances in modern technology allow you to literally do everything at home or on the move as if you were in the office.
What is it?
’Telecommuting’ is surprisingly not a new term and has been around for a while. The increasing proportion of Millennials in the workplace has increased the attention on flexible working to a point where it has even been cited as more important than a pay increase.