While this may come as a surprise to most employers, flexible hours can lead to an increase in productivity and revenue. How? Flexibility breeds motivation – showing employees you trust them increases loyalty, energy, and efficiency, as they feel they are respected by management. And many people provided flexible schedules will actually work more hours than they would in a structured environment.
A 2012 study by Regis found that 72 percent of businesses surveyed report that increased productivity is a direct result of flexible working practices, and 68 percent of firms declare that flexible working has led to their staff generating increased revenue.
In addition, employees provided a flexible work schedule are more relaxed. According to Telework Research Network, stress is two times greater for employees who do not have flexible work options than those who do. We all know that stress can prohibit people from maximizing efficiency and productivity.