Top executives bend towards flexible working

Almost 100% of the 800 Institute of Directors (IoD) members surveyed by communications networks provider Avaya say they work from home regularly and 76% of their businesses employ flexible working regulations. Most of them feel that working from home improves their productivity.

Almost 100% of the 800 Institute of Directors (IoD) members surveyed by communications networks provider Avaya say they work from home regularly and 76% of their businesses employ flexible working regulations. Most of them feel that working from home improves their productivity.

But trust is still stopping more people working from home. Some 62% of respondents state that corporate culture is the biggest barrier to widespread adoption of flexible working. Technology is also an issue as more than 40% of the directors say they can’t access their company’s network or phone directory.

“A definite challenge still exists in the UK as flexible working can only deliver and flourish in an environment of trust, with agreed outcomes and performance measures,” says Stuart Logan, HR director for Avaya.

Directors in the North of England have the strongest appetite for flexible working, but this is because it is a less common practice there. Over half of all IoD members across the UK work

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