An estimated 4,000 eligible employees who work in Perimeter’s thriving business district have more time for productivity in their schedules between Oct. 28 – Nov. 1 thanks to the commitment of leading companies in the district taking part in the first-ever Perimeter Work Week.
Flexible Work By The Numbers
Join These Companies Participating In Perimeter Work Week
Perimeter Work Week is one week showcasing employers across the Central Perimeter district who offer part-time telework and/or flexible schedules (flexwork) for employees. They do so to offer greater work-life balance, increase team productivity, and advance corporate competitiveness. Companies of all sizes employ these business practices in ways tailored to their own needs and professional cultures, but share in a desire to adopt 21st century work practices.
October 28th to November 1st – but these practices can be implemented anytime, year-round.
Working remotely, from home or a designated workspace, doesn’t need to be a full-time commitment. With current collaboration technology, one or two remote workdays per week can be a perfect productivity day or “focus” day.
Professionals working in the Perimeter area spend an average of an hour and a half commuting each day. Working remotely just one day per week can give someone back 70 hours a year, in addition to the productivity benefits of having a day where you can more effectively focus on independent work.
Research has shown that 1 in 3 employees would choose remote work over a salary raise[i], and it results in increased job satisfaction, productivity, and recruitment advantages – it can even reduce healthcare expenses[ii].
Flexible work schedules allow employees to align their start and end times to suit their work and life, provide important morale and performance advantages, and are easy to integrate without modifying other work practices. And flexible work is an expectation for modern workforces: half of 18-34-year-olds reported they’re likely to leave a current employer that lacks flexible work arrangements[iii].
There are two simple steps:
- Encourage part-time telework and/or flexible work with employees and managers. If managers or employees want additional support, Perimeter Connects can provide training, guidance documents, or even direct consulting.
- Let us know. We want to showcase any and all Perimeter employers with staff working remotely or adjusting their schedules to be more flexible. Reach out to our team for the opportunity to be showcased as a participating employer.