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Maintain morale on a flextime team

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Flexible scheduling lets employees work hours that better suit their personal needs—an important consideration as workplaces strive to promote a healthy work-life balance. At the same time, flextime is often a boon for employers as well.

Managers can get broader or more efficient coverage of important tasks, such as answering phone calls from cus­tomers several time zones away. They can take advantage of the best available talent, who may have other demands on their time. And they can make sure important tasks get done when it's easier to do them, during off-hours when cus­tomers aren't around.

Despite its advantages, however, flexible scheduling also creates new headaches for managers. Even after everyone's agreed on who's working which hours and the system seems to be functioning smoothly, you face the challenge of maintaining motivational levels among a team that's seldom in the same place at the same time. If you inadver...(register to read more)

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