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There is a need for you to flex the work hours of your employees when there are conflicts with their personal needs. Especially if that employee is crucial to your company's success, you need to look at his situation and make the necessary modifications in his working schedule.
The world of work is rapidly changing anyways, so yours is not the only company that is exploring this unchartered course. Many are already doing it by not requiring their key employees to report for work at the office every day. These companies allow certain of their employees to bring their work home and report at the office only at set days of the week.
They reap wonderful benefits for doing so. You can also enjoy the following paybacks if you flex the time of your employees.
1. Increased productivity
Without the attendant rules and regulations at the office, and the red-tape associated with it, your work-at-home employee will be able to do his work a lot faster, thus increasing his productivity. Of course, there are equal disturbances in the home, but, in the first place, you should have not approved this working scheme if he has not made arrangement for that yet.
The feeling of working at home and earning your keep is a tremendous boost to the self. This is what your employee will enjoy, leading him to be more appreciative of the working leeway you have allowed him to enjoy.
3. Less expense for more work
On the part of the employee, he won't' be spending for gasoline and vehicle depreciation when he works at home. For your company, he won't be using any of your office equipment, your water cooler, and so forth, thus saving you some amount of electricity. This is the win-win solution you are searching for: more production at less cost.