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Should workplace flexibility be a strategy or a perk? Experts weigh in on the answer. #shrm
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Should workplace flexibility be a strategy or a perk? Experts weigh in on the answer. #shrm

Organizations should stop looking at workplace flexibility—which includes telework—as a benefit, perk or accommodation, and instead start looking at it as a strategic way of attracting, retaining and engaging employees.

Source: www.shrm.org

This is not to say everyone should, could, or wants to work remotely. And it doesn't mean no one ever goes to an office. The critical issue is that employees crave a choice over where and when they work. And when they get what they want, they are more engaged, productive, loyal, and even healthy. If that's not an argument for flexibility as a strategic advantage, I don't know what is.

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14 Jun 2016
Virgin’s advice on staying productive (and sane).
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Virgin’s advice on staying productive (and sane).

"We all only have 24 hours in a day, yet some people are more productive than others. Many would just put this down to genetics – some people are just wired to be more productive than others – but in this insightful Virgin Podcast, New York Times’ Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter, Charles Duhigg explains that we can all improve our productivity by thinking a little differently."

Source: www.virgin.com

It's seemingly simple advice but I found it extremely powerful.

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04 Jun 2016
After-hours emails are now illegal in France.
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After-hours emails are now illegal in France.

"The right to disconnect" has been codified in law.

Source: www.huffingtonpost.com

I am all for solutions to the problem of being constantly on, but this isn't the way to go. I, for one, detest the inflexibility of the 9-5 routine. Yes, people should be able to turn off email when they're not working, but if I want to work odd hours, I should be allowed to.

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27 May 2016
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