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Wednesday 30 November 2011

Managers 'granting workers more flexibility'

The UK's managers are increasingly allowing their staff more flexibility in their working lives and are also more tolerant of their behaviour in the workplace, according to a new survey.

A new poll commissioned by Vodafone reveals that 70 per cent of UK managers think that the idea of the nine to five working is dying out, while nine out of ten enable their staff to work flexibly to some extent, rather than expecting them to stick rigidly to traditional working hours.

Meanwhile, six out of ten managers said that they did not mind staff doing personal things such as phoning family members or checking their social networking accounts in the office, as long as they get their work done.

Peter Kelly, enterprise director at Vodafone UK, said the research shows that a "cultural shift" has started, with bosses realising that successful businesses must focus on generating results, not on monitoring what employees do at their desks.

"A new generation of workers is coming through the ranks. They prefer fitting work around their lives rather than the other way around. People don't mind doing some work in the evening or at the weekend, but expect bosses to cut them some slack," he added.

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Source: The Sales Director News

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