Mike Emmott, employee relations adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, said that extending the right to request flexible working to all employees is "long overdue".
He was commenting after the government's Modern Workplaces consultation, which recommended that all employees are offered the right to flexible working to help foster better relationships between managers and workers and increased staff happiness.
According to Mr Emmott, there has been a "mistaken assumption" among UK firms that flexibility is a perk that is good for some but not others.
However, he added: "Organisations have grasped the reality that an employee who gives everything they can within flexible working hours offers more than someone reluctantly working a 'typical' working day because that is all that is on offer."
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