Freedom

Having a bit of freedom in the workplace can allow employees to feel respected and trusted. This can also help to foster creativity and a positive work atmosphere. Some of the ways companies are allowing their employees to feel a sense of freedom includes working from home, time to work on whatever they feel is important, flexible hours and a casual work attire.

 


 

Casual/Comfortable Attire

Casual/Comfortable Attire

Business casual is a popular dress code for the workplace in the Western hemisphere. Business casual, also known as smart casual, has partially replaced business formal attire for the new standard in the workplace. Almost half of non self employed workers in the United States wear business casual attire to work. For men, a combination of a collared shirt (with a blazer being optional) and cotton trousers with a belt

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Flex Hours

Flex Hours

Flex Hours, also called “Flextime”, is an alternative to the traditional 8 hour “9 to 5” workday. When working flex hours a worker has a flexible and variable schedule, often with a stipulated window of hours they must be physically at work. As an example, an employer might specify that its employees must be at work from 10am to 2pm Monday to Friday, but outside of those hours the employees

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Time to Work On Anything You Want

Time to Work On Anything You Want

A phenomenon sweeping across corporate America is a program which allows people to work on their own projects while at work and still get paid to do so. It stems from Google’s 20% time program. The 20% refers to the number of work hours in which Google employees can work on personal projects. This concept dates all the way back to 1948, where Art Fry, a scientist at 3M, allowed

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Work from Home / Work from Anywhere

Work from Home / Work from Anywhere

Working from afar has become possible through the development of telecommunication technologies which are available on devices such as the ‘Blackberry’, and applications such as ‘Skype’, ‘LogMeln Ignition’, ‘Evernote’ and ‘Dropbox’. Working remotely is being seriously considered and utilized by many companies today because they wish to remain competitive in a changing economy. Companies often find using these technologies has significant cost-benefits. Employees appreciate the flexibility which working remotely provides.

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Pros & Cons

When looking at possible job opportunities it is always a good idea to write down a pros and cons list. This can help you to determine what aspects of the job you might like and what aspects you may want to change.

Some important job aspects to consider include possible travel, team outings, casual attire, flexible hours, working from home and more.

Workplace Culture

A workplace culture can have a big impact on your everyday life. If you enjoy work you will be more likely to perform better and stay interested in the tasks at hand.

Some of the ways that companies today are helping to foster a positive work environment is to allow employees access to free food and drink, showers, gym memberships, nap areas and gaming rooms.