Perhaps a silver lining of the pandemic will be that corporate leaders have overcome their fears of these 5C’s and will now understand how flexibility can benefit their recruitment and retention efforts — not to mention productivity and profitability.
In reality, flexible work policies can work in any industry. The last twelve months of the pandemic have proven this. In fact, a recent Harvard Business School Online study showed that most professionals have excelled in their jobs while working from home, and 81% either don’t want to go back to the office or would choose a hybrid schedule post-pandemic. It’s important to recognize, however, that flexibility doesn’t always look the same — one size definitely does not fit all.