If flexibility and adaptability in the workplace come with so many potential benefits, the question becomes: how can businesses make it work?
There’s no one-size-fits-all answer, and the right flexible workplace policy for a particular business will depend on a range of factors including geographic location, reliance on technology, number of staff, and much more.
It’s worth keeping in mind that with remote work, businesses have much less control over the environments their employees are operating in. This can raise all sorts of liabilities. For example, if an employee injures themselves or somebody else in their house while they’re on the clock, who is responsible?
Therefore, some essential components to making remote work arrangement successful are: clear employee communications and training; investing in cyber security and a risk management program; and having the right insurance.
1PowWowNow, Flexible Working in 2019, powwownow.co.uk/smarter-working/flexible-working-in-2019/