The team from Quinyx produced this fascinating piece of research: The Future is Flexible: A New Workforce Paradigm Evolving From the Gig Economy.
The data from their research is clear: If you want a happy engaged workforce enable flexible work!
Every single time I speak to a team, without exception, workplace flexibility is viewed as very desirable. Yet senior leadership often bulk at the idea.
This is a mistake.
From the research:
Q: If If you were to quit your job today, what would be the driving factor?
17% a lack of schedule flexibility
10% lack of health benefits
Q: What do you look for when considering a new job?
50% flexible schedule
51% health benefits
Q: What would you like to see improved at your current job?
28% schedule flexibility
29% health benefits
I believe one of the single biggest steps a company can take to improving employee happiness, productivity and engagement is to enable flexible and remote working.
What’s holding you back?