It’s hard to believe it’s been almost 18 months since the government announced that all employees have the right to request flexible working. But, while flexible working is now a given for employees, it can still be difficult for businesses to know how to truly include flexible working into their culture.
At O2, we’ve been championing flexible working for a number of years now and we truly believe it brings genuine benefits to employees and employers alike. Flexible working isn’t just about handing out a few laptops or letting the head office team work where they want. It’s about creating an environment across the whole business where people are empowered to really think about how and where they do their best work – thus helping boost staff effectiveness and productivity.
So how do organisations create that culture? And how can you ensure that your employees feel empowered to work in the way that works best for them? Here’s my advice on how to implement a successful flexible working culture within your organisation.