by, Claire on, Aug 21, 2018 Working From Home. Work/Life balance

Are Flexible Working Hours Fuelling The Work From Home Culture.

The word Flexi may mean different things to different people but one thing remains consistent, Employers are changing the way they view staff hours and this is to benefit them and the staff members. The employee hopefully gets the best out of their working environment with the pressure of juggling home/work commitments and employers get to save money if staff members are cutting certain hours but also have a happier and more productive work force.
The rise in smaller niche businesses in a way has fuelled the flexi time approach and allowed more care givers and those with small Children to be able to hold down a paid Employed role and be the main care giver to school age children. Those that have Children not at school can still benefit but when Children are very young, its more difficult. The role of care givers to very young children has fuelled in many ways the work from home culture where Mothers and Fathers can work and run the home.
Chief executive Dean Benson of Visualsoft feels if trust is placed in employees to manage their own time, he can place more trust in them to manage their productivity at work and being able to manage home commitments too. The concept is to provide an environment for happy workers who have the nearest to the best of both worlds as they can get. The work from home culture is of the same concept, if its not possible with very young Children to be in paid employment, a home business is an ideal solution for many who want to work but only a few hours per week. It allows them to chance to start a niche business and plan for the future when their Children are older.
We are now moving towards a generation that work to live rather than Live to work and up and coming generations see work as a means to an end rather than everything they are. We are putting leisure time and home commitments first as much as finances will allow and quickly moving towards a better work/life balance.
Many in employed roles are reluctant to ask for Flexible working conditions because they think it is going to affect their career or their promotional chances and that is why Employer’s need to take the lead on Flexible working. This is also partly responsible for the work from home culture which continues to experience a steady rise, at least if you have your own business and if finances allow you can work from home, you are in control of your own working life.
The future will see a rise in flexible working and that is a fact, some companies have already made it part of their culture and others will quickly follow as our attitude to work/life balance continues to change for the better.

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