5 Reasons Flexibility Matters In A Workplace
Workplace flexibility is a hot topic these days. Those who could work remotely had more freedom than ever before during the pandemic. As more people return to work, workplace flexibility has emerged as a key retention factor. In this week's blog, we discuss why this is so important and how employers can provide employees with flexibility in how, when, and where they work.
1) Employee retention
Work-life balance is the number one factor top applicants consider when deciding where to work in 2022, with flexibility being the fastest-growing priority among job seekers. Workplace flexibility is essential if you want to attract candidates in a competitive labour market.
Allowing your employees to be flexible is a vote of confidence. It demonstrates your trust in their ability to make decisions about where and how they work. When you demonstrate trust in your employees, it increases their engagement.
3) Boosts Morale
Employees who believe they are valued and trusted are more likely to enjoy coming to work every day. This is bolstered further by your employees' ability to make changes at work when necessary.
4) Reduces stress
Work-life balance is difficult, especially when employees feel forced to choose between the two. Employees who have a better work-life balance feel less pressure and can focus on doing their best work when they're on the clock.
5) Increases job satisfaction
Flexibility in the workplace has a significant impact on an employee's sense of well-being at work. For instance, flexible scheduling boosts happiness by 62 percent while reducing stress at work by 20 percent. Workers are less inclined to look for work elsewhere if they feel valued and pleased in their positions.
Companies and employees will benefit from a more positive, productive work atmosphere where people feel appreciated and the work feels more meaningful by being flexible, accommodating, and open to new ideas.