Information Storage: How Can I Facilitate More Flexible Work Practices

Published by Kathryn Anda, PEPworldwide on 10 February, 2014

Gone are the days of a rigid working environment. Today, thanks to technology advancements and information storage solutions, we have flexibility like never before.

Flexible work practices are those that meet both the employees’ and employers’ needs and cover such areas as hours, location and even the manner in which work is undertaken.

The benefits are nothing short of positive and the result is well worth the effort.   So if you are asking yourself how can I facilitate more flexible work practices, the answer is clear.

Flexible Work Practices With An Activity Based Working Environment

Flexible work practicesAn activity based working environment is everything a cubical-looking-office isn’t.   Within a largely open plan workspace, employees can freely move around and work from a location that best suits their immediate needs and requirements.

Here are just some of the flexible work practices employees can enjoy:

  • Tap into remote information storage to access files and documentation from anywhere, at anytime.
  • Collaborate with colleagues from other departments like never before.
  • Minimize interruptions and distractions by working from a quiet corner or location as needed.
  • Flexible impromptu meetings resulting in quick decisions and improved productivity.

Flexible Hours – Help To Achieve A Greater Work Life Balance

To facilitate more flexible work practices and take a positive step towards a better work life balance, the introduction of flexi-time is worthwhile considering. Once the core working period is covered, the start, end and break times can be accommodated to best suit the role and individual.

Flexible Locations – Information Storage And Portable Technology Is Essential

With the ability to tap into remote information storage centers, working from home or offsite is made that much more simple.   Such flexibility also works well within an activity based environment as employees are able to leverage off portable technology such as laptops and tablets, to work from where ever they feel most comfortable without being tied to one desk all day.

Benefits Of Flexible Work Practices For Employees And Employers

Improvements in productivity and performance as well as a reduction in costs, typically from lower absenteeism and office usage are just a few of the commonly identified benefits of implementing flexible work practices into a business.

Most importantly too, they facilitate collaboration and within a working environment, that is very powerful.  Constructive face-to-face discussions help to eliminate the need for excessive email use and when you are portable, you can have effective meetings, get the job done faster and have a greater sense of achievement with less stress.

Now they are the key ingredients for a successful workplace.  Don’t you think?

Interested in finding out how this may work for you? PEPworldwide supports organisations facilitate more flexible work practices and transition to an Activity-Based Working environment. Contact us to discuss your situation.

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