Tuesday, October 20, 2009

working 9 to 5

Some interesting stats from The Customer Strategy magazine website re: workplace flexibility.

One of my favourite moans is around the idea that we have been conned by the internet revolution, back in the early 90's I was convinced that by 2009 I would be directing things virtually from a lone organic croft in the highlands not filing in and out of London every day on the disease ridden tube ;)

- 81% of UK small business owners say flexible hours are key to business success, followed by online working (46%)

- 39% of UK small business owners would allow employees to work remotely if they asked for the option

- Flexible hours tops list of benefits small business owners believe will attract the best talent

- 1 in 5 UK employees would take a pay cut in favour of flexible working

- 54% of London workers are forced to travel into work, despite 47% saying they could be just as productive working from home

“It’s especially encouraging that small business owners are demonstrating a forward-looking approach to flexible working, considering they make up 99% of UK businesses."

Brett Caine, general manager of Remote Access tech providers Citrix Online.

'Tumble outta bed, and stumble to the kitchen
Pour myself a cup of ambition, yawnin, stretchin, try to come to life'

Dolly Parton

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