The world today is a very different place from just 10 years ago, when the typical workplace filled up at nine in the morning and emptied at 5.30pm like clockwork. As the demands and expectations of our 24/7 consumer culture grow, the UK is moving towards a fully flexible future, with organisations increasingly recognising the benefits of working more flexibly for both staff and their bottom line.

Technology has been a huge driver of this change. Virtual meeting software, high-speedbroadband and mobile networks help us to engage with work wherever and whenever we like. Work used to be the place you turned up to – now, it is increasingly something you can do anywhere, at any time.

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