Flexitime, also known as flexwork, is a form of work schedule that allows employees to choose when they want to start and end their workdays, as well as how long they want to take a break, as long as they stay within management’s agreed timescales.

Advantages of flex work schedules

An example of a flexitime working policy would be:

  • Flexitime arrival: 7am – 10 am
  • Flexible lunch hours: 12am – 2pm
  • Flexible leave: 4pm – 6pm
  • Core hours (must be in the office): 10am – 12am, 2pm – 4pm
Types of flex time work schedules

9/80 work schedule (9 work days out of 10 days.)
Four 10-Hour Days work schedule (4 work days out of 5 days a week)
Three 12-Hour Days work schedule (3 work days out of 5 days a week)

Advantages of flex work schedules

1. Increased work-life balance as it is possible to spend more family time away from work.

2. Increased productivity when staff take a day off to recharge their batteries.

3. Encourage employees’ study and growth in other areas of interest.

4. Such an arrangement can help employees avoid rush hour by coming to work before the rush hour starts, and leaving before it resumes, which can save quality time wasted during rush hour.

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Disadvantages of flex work schedules

1. Some jobs are not suited for working longer hours due to inherent increase in the risk of injuries or human errors.

2. A lengthier schedule may result in reduced efficiency at the end of the day. 

3. Understaffing may occur during certain time periods.

4. A lengthier schedule may result in reduced efficiency at the end of the day.

5. Meetings may become more difficult to schedule as a result of irregular working times that are not convenient for all.

6. Employees may be working without supervision during overtime hours as managers may not be present to do so.

Developing such work scheduling plans is a delicate process which may take even months to implement and stabilize. Our people strategy experts are available to extend support to businesses looking at diversifying their working schedules to make workplaces a little more fun to be.

Want to roll out your flextime schedule today? Reach out to us for support.

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