As a small business owner one of the greatest challenges is finding and keeping great employees. A Cornell University study found that companies that give employees a choice in how they work grew 4x faster with one-third the turnover rate of traditional firms. As technology connects people more quickly and efficiently, the workers with flexible/remote working options are proving to be the happiest and hardest working. In a survey of 270 small business owners on Workplace Flexibility, Plantronics had some interesting findings which they report in the infographic below.
Sixty-four percent of small-business owners said that allowing flexible, mobile, and remote work options has helped them retain their top employees. A 3-pronged approach with a variety of spaces in the office that balance quiet space for focus and shared space for collaboration, tools to work anywhere, and an updated company policy to optimize productivity is proving most effective. Staying up-to-date with the latest communication technology will help your business run smoothly and keep your employees satisfied.