Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Flexible work schedules can enhance office satisfaction

There are many buzz words that keep coming up in workplace trends. The terms collaboration, choice and connectivity are making a mark on how companies do business. Technology providers like Cisco and Dell provide networked systems to give employees flexibility that leads to innovation and job satisfaction.

Dell launched a commitment to the connected workplace in 2010. Since then they have been developing solutions that drive business results by deregulating how employees get their work done.

They even launched the concept of flexible working hours, and by doing so did away with the standardized job schedule. Additionally, they offer mobile and remote work. The former allows employees to work from home up to four days a week, while the latter involves conducting business from a place other than a traditional office. They also reintroduced part-time work where in some cases, people share their workload with another willing employee.

A recent Dell survey revealed that people valued the commuting time and transportation expenses they recouped. Additionally, the reduction in gas and office energy consumption leads to environmental benefits.

Some people may prefer to complete their duties from office workstations, but offering flexibility can be paramount in an employee's satisfaction and productivity.

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