SmartWorking Means More Time For Family

SmartWorking Means More Time For Family

31st October 2018 Off By Thomas Murray

It’s Halloween, which means families all over the world are painting faces, donning witches’ hats and preparing for an evening of scares, dares and good old fun. But for many parents, Halloween is just another work day where they miss out on their kids’ first or even twelfth Halloween. Maybe if they’re lucky, a kindly grandparent or childminder might send some photos of their kids in costumes to brighten their day, but that just isn’t enough. Moments like these are precious and shouldn’t be missed. That’s where SmartWorking comes in.

In previous posts, we’ve talked about the perks of flexibility, but we’ve also seen how some employers are reluctant to adopt this approach despite the overwhelming benefits.

To quikly recap these benefits, SmartWorking is:

  • good for the environment
  • encourages more diverse and inclusive workplaces
  • proven to increase productivity
  • reduces absenteeism
  • better for your mental and physical health
  • encourages regular exercise

But perhaps the most significant perk is the increase of free time. By cutting out their commute, a SmartWorker can restore hours of recreational time they forgot or never thought they’d have again. And this doesn’t apply only to employees. Many senior managers and CEOs are SmartWorking today, saving their businesses thousands each year while also reclaiming lost personal time.

We’re not suggesting that you should drop everything and go completely remote tomorrow (although this would help us reach our 2020 climate change goal). Instead, we’re recommending that people, particularly employers, should be more open to SmartWorking as a completely viable way to work while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

For more information about SmartWorking, download our free and informative guide here.