The rise of flexible working is nothing short of a modern phenomenon. Technology – namely smartphones, laptops and 4G connectivity – has transformed today’s average workplace by enabling greater mobility and flexibility than ever before. The days of shackling employees to a single desk between the hours of 9am and 5pm appear to be numbered, and for good reason.
Many experts agree that working flexibly holds huge potential for businesses looking to drive higher levels of performance and productivity – and employers are clearly acting on this knowledge. A recent global study of 2,000 employees and managers led by Future Workplace and Virgin Pulse found that one third of people now work remotely on a regular basis. In fact, so many workers now work flexibly that the total number of remote workers has increased by 115% over the past decade.
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