Flexible Working. It seems to be a buzz phrase or keyword that has been bandied about and talked about over the last 18 months – particularly when the pandemic began in March 2020. But what does it mean and how can we assist your business by offering flexible working solutions?
Well, first of all, it’s important to note that flexible working has a number of meanings to different people. The government website defines flexible working by saying ‘Flexible working is a way of working that suits an employee’s needs, for example having flexible start and finish times, or working from home.’ And it is as simple as that!
Flexible working could see an employee working certain days in the office and others from home, it might include them being unavailable at certain times of the day so that they can fulfil personal duties such as the school run or picking children up from nursery. It may be used to assist someone working the hours they feel most productive, for example working earlier and finishing earlier or starting later and finishing later.
There is a huge misconception that flexible working means that the person can use the flexibility to ‘slack off.’ In actual fact, studies have found that those that work for progressive companies that make it easier to have a good work/life balance have employees that are overall much happier, more productive and it ends up working out to be much more cost-effective all around.
So how can The Workstation help?
Well, firstly it’s worth noting that we don’t just have business centres around the UK offering flexible and competitive lease rates. We’re not a one-trick pony! We also have a long list of services that can benefit your business and help you achieve the flexibility you need in your day to day life.
With a sought after central address and an established home for your business, our private office suites provide an excellent working environment to allow your business to go from strength to strength. But as well as physical office spaces, we also have a whole host of virtual services that can help your business thrive.
Whether this is a virtual address with a physical location, a virtual receptionist to field your calls and/or book appointments to free up your time, a physical or virtual mailbox to help manage and filter your mail or IT and comms packages to help your business succeed… we really do offer a solution for everything.
If you’d like to find out more about what we have to offer, feel free to take a look around our site and get in touch with any queries or questions. We’d love to help!