A great webinar is about to wrap up as the Q&A session comes to an end. Hosted by 1 Million for Work Flexibility and Catalyst, this session is focused on what remote and flexible work is about and the concerns employees and employers have about allowing remote work options to staff.
A common concern among employees is that traditionally employer recognition comes from being seen. Employer concerns are anchored in trust, what if an employee spends their time at home watching TV or doing laundry? What if other employees are resentful of an employee working from home?
Responses from employees working from home state they don’t “turn off” from work because they are home, and without a long commute to the office, are online earlier and for longer hours. Compare taking a few minutes to throw in laundry to an employee in an office taking the time to leave the building to smoke a cigarette. I think it’s pretty clear a quick smoke will take longer than throwing a pile of laundry into the washer.
A link to the webinar will be available here. Below is the event description:
Yesterday’s 9-to-5 office culture is rapidly becoming obsolete. Telecommuting, remote work, and other flexible modes of working are all on the rise. Yet many organizations are still reluctant to embrace this flexibility—and in order to garner widespread support, it’s critical for individuals, businesses, and nonprofits to understand its benefits fully.
Join Amelia Costigan, Senior Associate, Information Center, Catalyst, Sara Sutton Fell, Founder and CEO of FlexJobs, Remote.co, and 1 Million for Work Flexibility, and Emma Plumb, Director of 1 Million for Work Flexibility, to learn more about the various types of flex options available, the latest trends in flexible work, and how employers and employees can negotiate flexible workplace policies that work for everyone.