Year end, everywhere in the world, calls for celebrations. Financial year end, however, is more like the former’s dreaded cousin. It gets everyone in any business worked up as they chase their targets. All good things, and bad, are reflected in the annual report that follows the financial year end accounts closure. And we all know what repercussions a not-so-good report can have.
Along with a strong leadership and diligent, dedicated employees that are needed to hold the fort, the evolution of the new work style has significantly supported the target chase. We are talking about flexible working.
What was initiated with an aim to better manage desk spaces in the office, has actually proven to be more productive and, thereby, profitable. According to Businessfirst, statistics suggest that more employers should promote flexible working and offer it to their employees on a wider scale to improve employee retention.
Coming back to chasing the targets in financial year end, the company owners and managers spend a lot of time communicating and interacting with their employees, clients, lawyers and investors. And it may not be feasible for everyone involved to be able to be present for these meetings. And that’s where flexible working comes to rescue.
Flexible working is a way of working that suits the workers’ or professionals’ needs. It entails endorsing the flexibility of place, time and working hours, that further grants associated freedom like no dress code. “Work when you please” and “wear what you want” in generally mistaken to be taking work for granted. Contrary to the belief, BT (UK) found a 30% increase in employee productivity.
Digitization and advancements in technology support flexible working. So, during the financial year end, the business owners can connect with anyone they need to via the digital media – emails, chats, conference calls and video conference calls. None of the professionals involved in the discussion are required to be physically present, so they don’t have to cancel/postpone another appointment, a business travel, or a personal trip. Flexible working during financial year end ensures you get the work done without hampering anyone’s other commitments. The professionals and employees can connect from their homes, hotels, airport lounges, coffee shops, or from the latest trending – serviced, shared and coworking workspaces.
We, at OfficingNow , are a leader in providing serviced workspaces, and will be glad to associate with you for all your professional needs. Our pan India presence in 30 cities with more than 1300 workspaces, offers the best in class, professionally managed and well-equipped shared and coworking workspaces. We work with an aim to provide impeccable service by promising uninterrupted power supply, fast data with WiFi and network security that guarantees “no call drops” in our state-of-the-art conference and video conference rooms. For all your face-to-face and confidential meetings with your lawyers and investors while travelling, we have closed-door, executive and manager cabins.
Choose from our range of modern and well furnished workspaces that can be booked on hourly, daily and monthly basis: team offices, training halls, conference rooms, video conference rooms, call-center spaces, executive offices, business lounges, and hot desks. Visit our website or app to book.
Oh wait! You don’t need to book now! We have instant booking service to take care of your last minute plans. So don’t cancel on your financial year end plans because with flexible work gaining popularity and OfficingNow by your side, work can happen from anywhere.
February 10, 2017
February 10, 2017
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