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Olympics could inspire next generation of home workers

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A new survey of London and the Home Counties suggests that over half of workers would 'welcome the chance' to work flexibly more often.

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A new survey of London and the Home Counties suggests that over half of workers would 'welcome the chance' to work flexibly more often. Reported by freshbusinessthinking.com, the report - conducted by Opinion Matters, on behalf of Vodafone UK - suggested that workers are increasingly open to the option of working from home. Employers are considering the prospect of home workers, as over half of those surveyed said their bosses already enable flexible working or would be more open to doing so following the experience of the past two weeks - where the London 2012 Olympic Games persuaded many to work from home. If flexible working does become the norm, it could be a fantastic opportunity for workers to create a dedicated office at home - such as a garden office - in order to gain a healthy work-life balance. Peter Boucher, commercial marketing director at Vodafone UK, commented on the trend on sourcewire.com: "It is not surprising that the events of the last two weeks are emerging as a turning point in the way Britain is working. "For employers and their staff, this has been a 'taster' for a different way of doing business. Many will have found that this can be just as effective - and often more so - than the traditional nine-to-five at your office desk," he added.

Author:

Ashley Curtis

20th August 2012