Flexible Work Environment in Modern Times: A Call for Change
In a turbulent business atmosphere engaging and retaining loyal and productive employees is one of the top concerns of all organizations. Work place flexibility is a tool in the hands of recruiters to retain talented and committed employees in the organization. Employees are seeking flexibility at their workplace. On a ranking ladder, workplace flexibility was reported to be second top choice made by respondents showing its going to transform future recruiting pattern. The purpose of this paper is to develop understanding about the concepts related to flexible work environment in modern times in light of various reports and studies. Furthermore, the study proposes to review scientific literature on the positive outcome of flexible work culture both for employees and employers in terms of employee engagement, productivity, job satisfaction, happiness and enhanced work-life balance etc. Paper further intends to present the challenges associated with the implementation of flexible work arrangements. In this paper few terms like flexible work options, flexible work culture, work-from home, flexible work alternatives, flexible work arrangements and remote work are interchangeably used.