A flexible work culture enhances the company’s productivity while making things easy for the employees.
If you are skeptical about creating a flexible work culture or not sure how to implement one, here are some tips that may help you.
Plan a routine after discussing it with your staff members. Take a couple of days ‘work from home’ per month and ensure that the dates are always consistent each month.
Working from home will help you relax and work more effectively at the same time. While days at the office may be filled up with back-to-back meetings, working from home will allow you uninterrupted work time.
2) Have to Trust
Trusting your staff is the most essential factor in implementing a flexible work culture. It is challenging to keep track of what employees are doing if you can’t see them physically, but avoid being suspicious and denying them a chance to work remotely.
Have faith that they will deliver the required work and work as hard from home as from the office.
3) Formalizing Trust
Implement some rules in your employee handbook that show that you value and trust your employees. For example, you can include specific working hours for employees and how fast you want them to respond to mails. Online tools also help you track the employees spend time working remotely.
For working from home cases, you can state that working parents should make sure someone else is capable of caring for the children during their work hours.
In this way, your company rules can formally help establish a flexible work culture. This sort of work culture will not only benefit your employees but your organization as well.