Flexible Work Booming, but Manager Skills Lacking

With the demand for flexible work arrangements continuing to increase in Canada and across the globe, it is important for managers to get with the times to ensure they are maximizing the productivity of both remote and fixed employees.

Recent research by Regus Canada, a global provider of business centres, found that 79% of firms are shifting their focus to measuring employee outputs with results-based assessments, rather than focusing exclusively on bums in seats. This signals that remote working is becoming more and more customary and that firms have no interest in rewarding unproductive presenteeism. Old fashioned managers who still measure time spent in the office, are fast becoming outnumbered. While measuring outputs is a more suitable method of gauging worker performance, it is also a way for managers to effectively measure their team’s productivity wherever they are.

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Wayne Berger
Wayne Berger is the Vice-President of Regus Canada