As the pandemic drags on, employees may need more flexible work schedules to help homeschool children, care for elderly family members, or handle other responsibilities. If you don’t find a way to accommodate workers’ scheduling needs, you risk losing them to the competition. To determine what steps might be most practical and popular, consider these questions:
- How does my organization’s scheduling practices affect employee effectiveness and well-being? A variety of nonstandard work schedules, including rotating shifts, night work, and flextime, can reduce absenteeism and improve productivity.
- Can we better align our work schedules with the needs, desires, and personalities of our employees? Scheduling shouldn’t be a one-size-fits-all proposition. Seek ways to personalize schedules (as much as possible) for workers with different needs and priorities.
- What are the implications of creating customized schedules or giving employees more control over … [Read more...] about (FEATURED BRIEF) Rethinking Work Schedules? Consider These 4 Questions