In the modern age of technology and new methods of working there are ways in which even the most old-fashioned organisation can embrace a degree of flexibility for staff. There really is no easier way to make someone feel appreciated and happy than to give them some flexibility when they need it.
This need not be a grand gesture like flexible or home working, although they are great motivators for staff, but it could be as simple as letting someone take a longer lunch or leave early, and make up the time elsewhere.
For most people there will be a time in their life when something is happening outside of work, at home, with family or friends which cause a stressful or difficult situation. As their employer you will certainly not have the most productive or happy employee if you stick rigidly to your own requirements. On the flip side if you show empathy and flexibility to let them resolve the issue you will be rewarded in volumes by the employee’s appreciation.
The best employers recognise and understand what is important.
To hear more about my thoughts on Flexible working and options available you can listen to the latest episode of the podcast – Episode 124
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This article was written by Alison Colley, Solicitor and Founder of Real Employment Law Advice.
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