Everyone wants increased work-life balance and, for many employees, that means they want their employers to adopt more flexible workplace policies. But what does that mean? There are many different ways an organization can add flexible practices, and what works for one may not work for another. The key is to find out what the employees need, what can work for the business, and how to put it all together so everyone stays happy and productive!
Most flexible workplace options fall into three categories:
- Flextime – alternate schedules, compressed workweeks, etc.
- Unlimited PTO – allowing employees an unlimited number of days for vacation, sick, and personal time off
- Telecommuting – part-time or full-time remote work options
Employers who wish to offer flexibility in the workplace should do so by carefully creating a plan that meets the company’s goals and objectives so as not to disrupt operations. Communication of flexibility guidelines to employees and management is essential to ensure balance and continued workflow.
Though it can seem like an arduous task to put a flexible workplace program in place, it doesn’t have to be. Our content partner, Zywave, has put together a helpful resource complete with a checklist and document samples to help you with your plan. You can read that piece by CLICKING HERE.