17 September 2020
Flexible working isn’t new. In fact, research shows that many of us (87%) wanted to work on a more flexible basis in 2018 and 2019. What is new, however, is that many business owners have been forced to implement flexible working with no planning or preparation beforehand and for an undefined period of time. Thanks to the domino effect of chaos that the Coronavirus has caused in the economy, employers have also had to transition from a time-based approach to one that is more outcome-based to make it through this storm.
It’s a steep learning curve – having to change leadership styles over the space of a few weeks to effectively manage a completely virtual team – but it is doable. Here is how to make flexible working work for you and your business.
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While flexible working does offer benefits under normal circumstances, during such a turbulent time and with many of us starved of social interaction, it’s difficult for employers and employees alike.
With many business owners forced to manage their teams virtually, not just now but for the foreseeable future, they are struggling to manage their people, monitor their performance, and to just make it through the day without feeling like they’re drowning.
Does this sound familiar?
If it does, take a deep breath and take a step back to plan a new approach. An outcome-based approach.
Here is how to implement flexible working successfully.
Read our full blog here: How do you make ‘flexible working’ work for your business? Moving from time-based to an outcome-based approach