First published on LinkedIn
By Debbie Mrazek
The Benefits of Being Flexible in Your Business
Teamwork – If you are flexible when it comes to your team and the projects they are assigned; you will notice that they are more eager to get the project done. You will see that your team is open to new ideas and new ways in which to accomplish them. When your team is not stressed, but more relaxed when faced with a large project, you will see positive results.
Satisfaction – As you become more flexible within your company, you will notice that the level of job satisfaction your employees experience is at a much higher level than it was previously. When people are afforded the ability to work in an environment that is not stressful, but more relaxed, they begin to produce work that they are more satisfied with.
Reduced Turnover – When you have a team of satisfied, happy employees you are less likely to experience high turnover rates. This means that your business will benefit from having staff members who remain employed by the company for years rather than months. Reduced turnover rates also provide your clients with the stability they look for when working with a company.
Discover New Talent – As you become more flexible in your business practices, either by offering flexible schedules or initiating new policies, you will be surprised at how much hidden talent you have in your company. Flexible positions, hours and work options can allow you to expand your workforce with individuals who possess talents you may not have realized your business was in need of.
Grow Your Business – It has been shown that businesses that operate with more flexibility in their day to day operations tend to grow at a faster pace than those that do not. This can be attributed to the fact that people are happier working for a business that allows them the freedom to do their job at the office or at home. This also allows businesses to hire individuals who live in different locations to represent their business in that locale.
Being flexible is not something that business owners should fear; rather it is something that can actually help you take your business to the next level. If you have been searching for a way to breathe fresh life into your business, you may discover that flexibility is all that you need.