In our last post we talked about the importance of ensuring that your employees are empowered to change your business - it's a critical factor for keeping staff happy. In this post, we're going to talk about flexibility.
2. The ability to be flexible
Life seems to feel very different to how it was. We are certainly living in a world with more information at our fingertips than ever, and people are seeking to learn and explore, and change things for the better. There are so many out there chasing their dreams, exploring the world, and cherishing life and all it has to offer.
In this context, an employee faces their employer and wonders about their work life as they can imagine what their boss may as well have said when they first started. “Well, here at Employment Limited, our staff are employed to work Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm, and here is your desk in our beautifully air-conditioned office with tea and coffee, now we would be grateful if you would sit there quietly and do very well, thank you.”
Is that attractive to an employee? Well, apparently not necessarily these days. How does your business compare and what can be improved? Well, it may not be feasible to relocate the team to the beach, where they can work whilst taking intermittent breaks to sip mojitos and surf. However, it is worth taking the time to talk to your employees to see what valuable changes could be made. For example, can flexible working times be introduced? Can employees work from a remote location instead of dragging themselves through traffic every day unnecessarily? Can annual leave be changed?
How will your employees change for the better when you give them more freedom?
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