The CBI announcement, a flexible working turning point?
The CBI, Britain’s biggest business group, is urging its members to enable millions of people to work part-time on June 23rd to enable them to vote in the EU referendum. This follows Zoopla Property Group, the online portal, who have announced a similar initiative this week.
It’s great to see these organisations recognising the importance of ensuring flexible working is available on this day, and it’s important not to forget the value it can bring to businesses all year round. Modern technology has made working remotely just as effective as working in the office and employers should take advantage of this.
With smartphones, integrated applications, video communication software and cloud-based document storing, employees working remotely are at no disadvantage. They can perform all of their tasks to the same standard, regardless of whether they’re in the office, at a coffee shop, or at home.
Added to this, employees actually want to work remotely more often to achieve greater work-life balance, reduce travel times and increase productivity. The time is now for businesses to implement this policy and give workers what they crave. Through implementing a successful flexible working initiative including the right processes and technology, businesses can have the best of both worlds – a productive, happy workforce. Let’s hope the CBI announcement is the turning point that we need to make regular flexible working a reality.
This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by James Campanini .