The need for flexible working is growing. The changing context of work is creating new challenges and opportunities that companies can only meet with the sort of agility that flexible working arrangements provide. In order to convince companies to embrace or extend flexibility, the benefits must be clear.
This report makes a strong case for flexibility by identifying 12 tangible benefits of flexible working. Six of these benefits address the changing business context (increased employee productivity, effective virtual teams, business continuity, reduced business travel, and agile infrastructure). The remaining six address the changing employee context (increased engagement, greater retention, more senior women, the attraction and retention of senior executives, flexible retirement, and generational working styles). In responding to the changing context of work, companies that endorse flexible working can remain competitive by leveraging emerging opportunities.