Flexible working was once a hallmark of startups and young tech companies. Admittedly, smaller companies with fewer workers are naturally more geared towards encouraging greater workplace freedoms. In recent years, however, large businesses have come around to the benefits on offer to both employers and employees as a result of flexible workplace arrangements.
Let’s take a step back, however, and explore what flexible working entails in practice. The umbrella term covers a whole manner of different practices: for some, it might mean starting and finishing work at chosen times outside of the standard 9 to 5 structure, provided that minimum working hours or tasks are completed.
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