The key to remote working flexibility for employee retention
If you want your customers to have a good experience, you need to focus on providing the right experience for your employees. Nowadays that means giving employees choice and flexibility as to where and when to work.
By some estimates, 70% of the world’s workforce will work remotely at least five days a month by 2025. Yet many business leaders are reluctant to offer remote or hybrid work options. for fear that employees will be distracted and unproductive. home. If you fall into this category, you might want to rethink your position.
Telecommuting and hybrid drivers
Employees want more choice and flexibility than they had before the pandemic, and many want to continue working remotely. There are several reasons for this, including the following:
- Employees who don’t have to travel can have more time for other activities such as spending time with family and focusing on their well-being.
- Many employees can get more work done by starting their day earlier, avoiding traffic, or simply controlling their work environment with fewer distractions or interruptions from coworkers that come with typical offices.
- The hours that employees devote to work can be more productive.
Cost of saying no to the flexibility of remote working
Companies that deny workplace flexibility will likely pay the price.
For example, Apple was recently criticized by employees for trying to force a return to the office, unlike Twitter and Google, which support longer-term remote work changes.
This clear vote for flexible working is in line with a May poll by Morning Consult and Bloomberg News. Almost 40% of American adults would consider quitting if their employers weren’t flexible about remote work.
More than an advantage in the workplace, the concept of working from anywhere at any time is a key driver of future labor policies. To attract and retain the best talent, you need to give your team a sense of trust and worth to increase efficiency and success within your organization. Remote work policies can really make a difference in a candidate’s career path.
As technology advances, more and more tools are available to help teams stay connected and collaborate virtually, leaving the traditional business model behind and nearly obsolete.
About the Author
Murali Nethi is CEO of Hana Florist POS, an online florists’ retail system, and SnapBlooms, an e-commerce platform. He has over 24 years of experience in enterprise computer programs, including architecture, design and deployment of computer software in a number of industries.