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Flexible working boosts productivity, study finds

Flexible working boosts productivity, study finds

The majority of professionals in the UK believe flexible working enables them to be more productive than if they operate in rigid shifts, a new study has shown.

Research released today (July 25th) by Dell revealed that 61 per cent of Britons think their output is higher when they work flexibly and expect this trend to continue in the future.

Dell's Evolving Workforce survey - which involved questioning 8,360 employees globally, including 1,000 in the UK - was conducted in order to assess the impact technology is having on working lives in the 21st century.

As well as finding that the majority of Britons believe flexibility has a positive impact on their productivity, 33 per cent also think that more employees completing their duties from home means team spirit within their firm is being eroded.

Stephen O'Donnell, chief executive officer of Chalet Tech, commented: "The way we work and live around the world is changing rapidly. For most knowledge workers, there is no such thing as nine-to-five anymore."

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Posted by Trusha Vyas