According to a recent study, three quarters of UK employees say that the option of flexible working would make a job more attractive to them when compared to a pay rise. After experiencing benefits of happier staff, more and more companies are open to negotiation – a four day work week with flexibility on an as-needed basis seems more realistic than what currently stands.

Millennials are known to disrupt routine. Checking emails after 5 pm has become the norm, blurring lines between personal and work life. We live in an on-demand world expecting things with the push of a button and within minutes. With the typical 9-5 lasting only 8-hours, the expected isn’t always possible.

Chopping and changing the typical 9-5 work day is just the beginning, there’s a generational shift bringing forth new ways of working. So, what’s next in the up and coming world of flexible working?

Coworking

A coworking space is often a cafe-like collaboration space, but it could also be an office-like setting. The main idea behind coworking is that individual workers come together in a shared place to enjoy greater productivity and a sense of community. Coworking hours tend to stretch long and far from the typical 9-5. At WorkClub, we even have a few select 24-hour coworking spaces.

Digital Nomads

Picture this. Office is in Bali, desk chair is swapped for a poolside cabana and your morning coffee is swapped for an ice cold mojito. For many individuals in today’s day and age, this proves to be true. This social media savvy group refer to themselves as ‘digital nomads’ or ‘remote workers’. They’re globe trotting from workstation to workstation while taking on a hefty income from the internet world.

Agile Working

A way of working in which an organisation empowers its people to work from anywhere at anytime with maximum flexibility and minimum restraints. Rather than forcing employees to undertake their work at one setting (usually a desk), agile working allows people to physically choose a work setting where it is most suitable for them to complete their task. Ever heard the saying, ‘With a good WiFi connection, anything is possible?’

Flexitime

A system of working in which people work a set number of hours within a fixed period of time, but have the flexibility to change the time they start and finish work as they please. Flexitime empowers employees to manage their own time based solely on their personal schedule. This makes juggling work, friends, family and personal time all a bit easier.   

These new ways of working don’t suit everyone, but taking inspiration from them is a movement towards the future of the working environment. WorkClub offers a flexible coworking membership, providing freelancers, entrepreneurs and corporates with a network of drop-in workspaces across London. Sign up today to begin the exciting flexible working journey with us!