Introducing 'flexi' work arrangements can be tricky, say experts
Firms must harness IT, build trust, have robust appraisal system
Published on Jul 22, 2014 9:17 AM
Bosses are keen to make changes at the workplace to help their staff better manage work and personal demands but introducing such flexi-time arrangements can be tricky, say experts.
A company has to harness technology, build a culture of trust and set up a robust system of assessing workers' performance that does not penalise those on flexi-work, they add.
A recent survey commissioned by The Straits Times and work-life integration advocacy group Employer Alliance showed that some companies could use a tip or two on how to make the system work for them.
The survey conducted by Degree Census Consultancy was detailed in a Straits Times report last Saturday.
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Bosses who support initiatives that would help their staff better manage their work and personal or family demands
Those who are concerned about running the business efficiently while addressing their staff's work-life needs
Those who worry about whether employees on a flexi-work arrangement are really getting the job done