Some people work well in a structured work space with set hours. Other people work well in a less routine work environment with more flexibility. US Media Studios reviews why flexible work places can promote productivity.
Employees with flexible schedules and those who telecommute report being happier, healthier and more productive than those who work in a regular office setting. This is due to having a more pleasant work environment, and knowing they have the trust of management to get work done no matter where they are.
A 2010 scientific study found that workers who had control over the hours they work had better mental health, healthier blood pressure, and better sleep habits than those on fixed scheduled or involuntary schedules. Similarly, employees who are allowed to work from home also showed improved health and productivity than those who reported to a fixed work place.
US Media Studios, Inc. notes that good leadership traits such as listening to employees and enacting change when needed is a beneficial aspect to management. If telecommuting works well for both management and staff one day a week, try adding another day to see how it goes. This will improve staff loyalty to the employer, and boost productivity. Flexible work places and work hours are options most employers have to offer and should.