Flexible work options have become less of an amenity and more of a priority for much of the job force. The most recent IWG Global Workspace Survey found that 80% of employees, when faced with two similar employment offers, would turn down the one without flexible working.
Additionally, 54% said that choosing their own work location was more important than an increased holiday allowance.
Now, with increased technological advancements, most workers have the ability to work from any place at any time.
Flexible working has been found to improve workplace productivity, job satisfaction, and talent retention.
Many industries, particularly knowledge-based ones, have adopted flexible work options as it broadens their access to top talent from around the world. This is especially useful for working parents, but has proven to be valuable to all workers across the workforce spectrum.
Aayat is an editor for the Daily Digest based in Lexington, Kentucky. She has worked with local coworking spaces since August of 2017 and enjoys taking her firsthand knowledge to write about the fascinating, constantly evolving world of flexible workspaces.