A flexible workplace is flexible in its flexibility. Flextime and flex-place are no longer accommodations for working mothers alone. They are part of a business strategy that helps keep employees productive.
Here are my observations about the state of workplace flexibility in 2008:
1. Workplace flexibility can no longer be defined by a list of scheduling options that commonly includes flextime, part-time, telework and job sharing.
Corporations are shifting how they approach flexibility, from one based on policies to an approach based on process. As businesses become more global, employees have a greater need for the flexibility to manage the disappearing boundaries between work time and personal time.
Process-based flexibility finds solutions that mutually benefit the individual and the business. Those solutions go beyond flextime, and beyond part time. They involve whatever will work for each employee. Checking one box...(register to read more)