Flexible work schedules, as displayed in the 'Future World of Work,' have taken on a more mainstream appeal. With over three in five workplaces opting for greater flexibility to acquire and keep fresh and awesome talents, flexibility may just be the next big workplace concept.
To increase productivity and creativity, 82% of European businesses report allowing for flexible schedules for their workers. With the benefits laid out, it makes sense to allow creative and innovative types the ability to set their own rules to get the best results. This equation is a win-win for everyone involved.
However, while it is an area of the workplace that is receiving greater consideration and growth, it has not truly reached its potential. Only 17% of businesses "provide the basic tools for flexible working," and only an approximate 52% actually "trust their fellow workers when working remotely," according to the chart. While the flexible schedule is building, it has a long way to come.