Research shows that businesses are enjoying better productivity and employee relations from using new smarter working practices
Phil Flaxton, chief executive of Work Wise UK, commented on the findings of the British Chamber of Commerce: “The report shows the Work Wise UK campaign is having an effect. The vast majority of businesses are now reaping the benefits of adopting smarter working practices, with many seeing significant improvements in productivity and employee relations.
“Smarter working will continue to become prevalent in the workplace, reducing the huge waste in terms of time and resources, helping business make a meaningful and achievable contribution to the environment, and reducing the impacts upon stress levels and the health of employees.”
Work Wise UK is a nationwide not-for-profit initiative to promote ‘smarter working’ practices such as compressed hours, nine day fortnights, flexible, remote and mobile working, and working from home. It is supported by a number of leading organisations including the CBI, TUC, British Chambers of Commerce, BT and Transport for London. The key objective is to increase significantly those work smarter by 2011.
Further information about Work Wise UK can be found on the website (www.workwiseuk.org)