According to a 2017 survey by Mercer, 51% of employees wish their company offered them more flexibility. That means the freedom to attend appointments and run errands throughout the day, to pick up their child from school, to work remotely from home or a coffee shop, and to enjoy a better work/life balance. All of which is possible thanks to tools that have made remote work easier than ever, and employers who understand that people have lives outside of work.
We’re lucky to have flexible working hours here at Jostle, but why aren’t more companies giving their people the same freedom to focus on themselves?
The articles in this week’s Five for Friday are all about why flexibility is good for employees and organizations. But it’s not all roses: a few of these articles also explain how to navigate the challenges that can arise when people have the freedom to create their own schedules.