Always asking the big questions.. now lets look at some answers..
The choice between flexible working and outcome-based working for your business will depend on various factors such as the nature of your business, the type of work your employees do, and your business goals. Both options have their benefits and drawbacks, and the decision ultimately depends on your specific circumstances.
Flexible working allows employees to work from home or remotely, giving them greater autonomy over their work schedules. This can lead to increased productivity, reduced overhead costs, and greater employee satisfaction. However, it can also lead to communication and management challenges if not properly managed.
Outcome-based working focuses on achieving specific goals rather than the number of hours worked. This approach can increase accountability and productivity, as employees are solely focused on achieving specific targets. However, it requires clear and measurable goals, and a management system that tracks progress towards these goals.
Hmmm is the jury still out?
Ultimately, it may be best to consider a hybrid approach that combines both flexible and outcome-based working. This approach can provide the best of both worlds, allowing employees to work from home while still meeting specific goals and targets. It may be helpful to assess your business goals and the type of work your employees do to determine which approach will work best for you.
Having said all that…
Do be advised though, in our recent survey of LinkedIn users, 72% of workers said that they would prefer outcome-based work and clock off when done, rather than working ‘flexibly’ to a time based framework that see’s them sat twiddling their thumbs…
Is it time for a rethink on what the future of your workplace will operate within?