WHAT’S THE BEST REASON FOR FLEXIBILITY?
If you’d like more flexibility for all generations in work arrangements and the criteria for how work is evaluated, raise your hand. OK – I see you out there.
A recent national survey of 1,000 employers by the Society for Human Resource Management and the Families and Work Institute found that while progress is being made in flexibility, facetime still counts for a lot in internal dynamics and perceptions of productivity.
The study found that organizations offer flexibility arrangements motivated by a variety of reasons:
- 35% for employee retention
- 14% for recruitment
- 12% to increase productivity
- 11% because “it’s the right thing to do”
- 10% to support worker morale and job satisfaction.
In your opinion, what’s the best reason?