The Future Of Employment: Flexible Work Arrangements
Your business is going to be left behind if you don’t use flexible work arrangements. This is something that will make the team more productive. This conversation is fashionable all over America and in many parts of the world. If it hasn't happened in your organization yet, it probably will. More employees are enjoying flexible work situations, with one survey showing 43% of American workers working remotely at least part of the time as of 2017.
Workers are attracted to flexible arrangements because they believe the freedom will help them stay motivated, save their company money and let them get more done. There is an unspoken but clear argument, too: Employees often feel they would enjoy working at home more than having to drive through rush hour traffic to get to the office. Business leaders are sometimes a little more thoughtful about embracing this change. Many organizations have invested heavily in perks and offices that make their team members feel welcome and enthusiastic. Leaders often feel more comfortable with being able to see work being completed and knowing they can follow up with workers at any point during office hours.
The average worker would take an 8 percent pay cut to work from home. Other possible work arrangements, such as compressing five days' worth of work into four or picking different start and end times. Working from home, perhaps more than any other arrangement, helps workers, especially those with kids, balance their day-to-day work and life duties. With child-care costs so high, it can make more financial sense for parents to stay home, a fact that has pushed many women out of the workforce. It's no surprise, then, that found women value the working-from-home option more than men.
It makes sense that women value this option. Women still have the primary responsibilities for child-care in many families. If they can combine child-care and working, that seems like a big benefit. After all, nearly a third of women with a bachelor's degree leave the workforce when they have a child; the number is slightly lower for those with less than a bachelor's degree. With no paid federal leave, many women either have to go back to work immediately or leave the workforce altogether. And more work flexibility, would help close the gender pay gap.
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