Advantages and Disadvantages of Flex Working?

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Flex Working?
Fariborz, Manager, Iran

Following points among others can be considered as advantages and disadvantages of having flexible working hours:

A1. Employees benefit from more freedom.
A2. Reduction in traffic by avoiding rush hours.
A3. Improving employees' morale. This is achieved since they can decide when it's best to spend time on their personal and work matters, resulting in less tension.
A4. Reduction in being absent and/or late at work.
A5. Reduction in overtime expenses.
A6. Having more quality time for their families particularly attending issues relating to their kids.

D1. Financial resources needed for designing and implementing such scheme.
D2. Organization may face additional expenses due to extra working hours during the day (e.g., additional electricity charges for lighting, heating, air-conditioning, etc.).
D3. This scheme is not suitable for organizations that run continuously throughout the day..

What is your opinion about applying a flexible working hours system in an organization, what do you see as the main advantages and disadvantages?

Flex Place is a Better Alternative
Sandy Musallam, Editor, United States
Working from home a few days a week is a better alternative in my opinion:
- Employees would save money on gas, and employees who live far away would save money and time.
- The company would benefit also, since a happy employee is a productive one.
There would be a cost to the company but at the end, it is a win win situation.



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