Managers can help to ease the pressure on staff by enabling them to work flexibly, according to one expert who has highlighted the benefits of remote working.
Clare Kelliher, professor of work and organisation at Cranfield School of Management, told HR Magazine that work has become "more intense" for many workers in recent years, with those who work remotely often putting in longer hours.
However, in the case of remote workers who either work from home or at a location closer to home, their days are often more productive because they have avoided the commute and other day-to-day distractions.
"We have also found that many workers from the flexible and remote workforce are grateful to their employers for allowing them a degree of choice in where and when they do their work, and so reciprocate by putting in extra effort," she added.
A recent survey conducted by O2 to support the launch of its Joined Up People strategy found that 25 per cent of firms questioned did not currently have any technology in place to accompany flexible working opportunities.
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Source: The Sales Director News