Why You Should Bring More Flexibility in the Workplace
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Why You Should Bring More Flexibility in the Workplace

For many of us, we desire the dream workplace or our current workplace to have that little something about it. It’s different for each person – perhaps a work desk with a couch? Afternoon drinks every day? Working on the Sunday to cover for Friday off? Anything. In saying so, the main desire for most is flexibility. Most existing employees and employees to be seek for workplace flexibility. All savvy leaders know that company success lies with talent. As of the moment, some organisations don’t provide more accommodating work arrangements, which restricts you from accessing top talent. We need to come to grip of workplace flexibility and its role to satisfy desires of the cream of the crop, all in hope of achieving goals.

So, why opt for more flexibility in the workplace?

Everybody would know that the standard work hours across most organisations and industries are set to be five days per week, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. This standardised setting can be a struggle for some to commit towards because of circumstances they can’t control. Some circumstances that disrupt the flow of completing the full 40 hours a week may probably include attending your son’s first soccer match for instance. In saying so, the demand for time on your end escalates adversely creating unfulfilled needs.

When you satisfy the needs of your employees, the same way you satisfy your own needs, you provide a portal to satisfaction. When you provide the opportunity to experience satisfaction, you know yourself that, it will equip anybody with the necessities to feel motivated to perform. In saying so, you situate your organisation on the better end of outcomes.

As an addition, opting for workplace flexibility will help you access top talent available. You draw in a broader talent pool while it’s a battlefield to be offered a position in the dream workplace. With many fighting to experience the dream, the ones that do make it through will perform accordingly to their satisfaction. In saying so, you reap the benefit of value adding seeing ultimate success – which is a given desire in business.

What are the types of work flexibility options?

When you undergo the opposite by not providing the capacity to experience satisfaction, you put yourself in a situation of efficiency setbacks. What can be provided to your employees as a means to accommodate for this threat is:

  • Working Part-Time or Casual
  • Working from home
  • Considering the option to relocate
  • Let your employee purchase Leave Time


These flexible options act as answers to satisfying personal needs. Understanding each of these aspects as ways to combat unfulfilled needs will see you promote performance through satisfaction.

With every setting given, there are always unforeseen circumstances where problems may arise. Most cases are when we don’t realise there are loose screws to every implementation. Despite the necessity for implementation, the bottleneck that arises from doing so is a matter of costs. These costs are of constraints to your business but can be managed with the help of technology.


While this was a basic coverage on workplace flexibility, you can find out more details of flexibility’s importance in the workplace with our FREE eBook “Your Guide to a 5-Star Workplace”:

Guide to a 5-Star Workplace
Alexi Gavrielatos

Business Development at EmployeeConnect