Submitted by Peter Thomson on 3 July, 2012 - 14:06
As the Olympic Games draw closer, employers in London are using it as a trigger for trying out more flexible working patterns.
According to some new research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), more than half of employers are making changes to their working practices during the Olympics to enable staff to work more flexibly or enable them to watch key events at work,
According to their survey, nearly three in ten employers say they will try and accommodate requests from employees to work from home. 17 per cent will extend flexible working opportunities, and 13 per cent will actively encourage staff to work from home.
We hope that this proves to be a positive experience and, as a result, employers recognise the benefits of flexible working for the longer term. As we say in the book, there is a revolution in working practices happening over the next decade and this is just one of many catalysts that will bring it about.