As a small business owner, you’re always looking for ways to keep operating costs down while retaining people, right? Have you ever considered alternative work scheduling?
As technology progresses and jobs become more reliant on that technology, working without having to actually be in the office doesn’t just become a more viable option, it becomes a more attractive one that people all throughout your company can benefit from if the right sort of alternative scheduling is implemented.
There are a number of different ways to approach this idea. Some businesses practice compressed weeks that allow for more hours in a day in exchange for fewer days a week, while others give employees the option to work whenever they want, wherever they want outside of “core” hours or days where a presence at the office is necessary for things like meetings.
When thinking about what alternative working arrangements can do for your company, consider these facts:
- By working when they want, employees can do their jobs during the time of day when they feel best (it’s a safe bet that at least a few of your employees are night owls). Avoiding traffic, working at the most convenient time, and having more time to attend to personal lives can lead to increased morale. This will translate into higher productivity and lower turnover.
- As a business owner, this kind of scheduling may mean that you won’t need as large an office space and your employees will use less of their leave time because they will have more freedom to arrange personal matters around work.
If alternative scheduling is something that could work for your business, then give it a try. You may be surprised by how quickly you see results.
About The Guest Author: Manny Skevofilax is a business financial consultant whose influence has secured fiscal stability for businesses across the United States as well as overseas. He possesses experience in various industries including web design and marketing, banking, real estate, educational counseling, hospitality and manufacturing. When he’s not spending time at PORTAL CFO Consulting, you may find him at local business-related events in Baltimore, MD.