The right kind of flexibility

Workplace flexibility has come a long way in recent years. Starting out as a way to support working mothers and those with health issues it has developed into something more. In a post Fordist era, the individuality of employees is increasingly recognized and valued. Flexible working has become a way to accommodate a wide range of lifestyles and to reward workers.

Nevertheless, in the rush to embrace flexibility there is a risk of companies failing to recognize their own individuality. As Deloitte has highlighted in their Human Capital Trends paper, it is as important for a company to tailor its flexibility to its business strategy, as it is to tailor it to employees.

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Link to the full paper on Human Capital Trends