TUC general secretary Frances O'Grady said: “Homeworking is a great option for some workers, especially those with disabilities. Businesses should seriously look at the benefits it can bring. Allowing employees to work from home can be good for holding on to talented staff and boosting productivity.” The research ties in with today’s National Work From Home Day. Phil Flaxton, chief executive of Work Wise UK which organises the day, said:
Nationally, an increasing number of employers and employees are realising that work is an activity we do, rather than a place we go to. Attitudes are changing on how we balance or mix work and lifestyle. Increasing mobility and technology is shifting the acceptance or need for traditional nine-to-five work patterns, to be replaced by a more flexible approach to working from home.Read more: Is this the future of the office?