May 24, 2013 | 09:58 AM (BD Time)
24 May, 2013 Friday
Flexible workplaces promote better health and well-being
Flexible workplaces improve employees' health and well-being, including an increase in the amount and quality of sleep, a new study has suggested.
The study by University of Minnesota sociology professors Erin Kelly and Phyllis Moen used longitudinal data collected from 608 employees of a white-collar organization before and after a flexible workplace initiative was implemented. "Our study shows that moving from viewing time at the office as a sign of productivity, to emphasizing actual results can create a work environment that fosters healthy behaviour and well-being," said Moen.
"This has important policy implications, suggesting that initiatives creating broad access to time flexibility encourage employees to take better care of themselves."
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