There are roughly 14-million people in the United Kingdom looking to make their work schedule more flexible. But, why aren’t more employers giving them the option? Gone are the days when you need to be crammed into a cubicle to be productive as technology now enables us to work from anywhere!
Here are five points that highlight the benefits of flexible working:
According to a study by Microsoft, more than 80% of SME employees who requested flexible working said it made a positive difference to their working life. While 31% said they noticed a “big, positive change” in their working life after requesting flexible working, 33% said that fewer office distractions would help them be more productive. At WorkClub, our coworking spaces put you in the right working environment to get st
According to a study by Centre for Economics and Business Research, 92% of of the British workforce would be able to manage their time more effectively, if they had flexibility. The study, which surveyed 1,272 Brits, found that 52% of respondents would be able to use up to three hours of their working week more effectively, if given the opportunity to work flexibly. On Top of this, 9% of respondents indicated that they would be able to devote more than six extra hours to work tasks each working week. So the answer is, be more flexible, become more productive, join the WorkClub mobile working revolution.
In the last 10 years, the number of people that spend more than 2 hours of commuting to and from work has increased by 72%. According to a Trades Union Congress’ analysis, us Brits could save a whopping £3.8bn and 533 million hours a year in commuting time if we were to use a local coworking space a few times a week. And if you were to look at how much the commuting time costs, than savings rise to over £7bn. Imagine how much you could save if you were using your local WorkClub for 3 days of the week?
A report by Microsoft in 2013 found that about 70% of UK office workers get more done if they work flexibly, and 38% say they are more creative when working outside the office. The report also found that 92% do not consider having more distractions as the largest obstacle to flexible working. At WorkClub, we believe people don’t need to be shackled to their desks to be productive. Work should be a thing you do not a place you go.
Customer is king and coworking helps you serve them better. According to research by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) of over 1,000 organisations, 62% of managers said flexible working practices helped their organisation respond better to customer needs. The study also found that 67% of managers feel flexible working reduces absenteeism in the workplace.
Hopefully this article has convinced you that flexible working can be transformative for workplaces today. But how can you get started? Simple, sign up to one of WorkClub’s flexible and affordable membership packages to start using our network of coworking clubs. Enjoy!