Phil Uglow looks into the data to find out if companies should implement flextime.

Spoiler alert – “it depends”.


1./  “Should we implement flextime?” is the wrong question. Instead ask, “what do we need to do to improve performance?”
2./ Move operational decisions to the front line.
3./ Monitor actions and costs.

Only then can you decide whether or not to implement flextime.


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