I am consistently struck by how important it is that we get beyond our own circles and collaborate with new partners whose interests align with ours – if we are to see truly flexible workplaces anytime soon. I’d like to see us pay more attention to business continuity planners.
By Sandy Burud
You might be surprised how much it can help your company when you are nimble enough to work remotely, from home or on a flexible schedule. Consider this:
- When people have options to choose how, when, and where they work, they are healthier. They sleep and exercise more and they get sick less showed a study by Wake Forest University researchers, which translates to savings for your employer. Medical costs are lower for companies with healthier employees; almost 50% lower than when employees have high stress.
- Sleep not only helps you, it shows up in the quality of your work, says the National Sleep Foundation, whose research shows that people who get enough sleep get more work done, and their work is of better quality.