Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Two thirds of UK workforce homeworking by 2011?

New flexible working patterns will see a huge increase in homeworking according to communications integrator Affiniti. The research also claims that more than a third of respondents said they would demand this kind of flexibility when looking for a new job and more than two thirds said they wanted to work from home to improve their work/life ratio. Gary Young, Managing Director of Affiniti, said: ‘‘Collaborative working will undoubtedly drive the workplace of the future, meaning people can be engaged both socially and professionally from home whilst helping to protect the environment. Organisations and employees alike must understand how communications technology such as wireless working, video conferencing and mobile technology will help drive this revolution.’’ The study also suggests that eco-friendly working is also a priority among workers.

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