In this category, you can find articles relating to flexibility and creativity in the workplace. The gift that came out of the pandemic, was to disprove the myth that mass-scale remote working does not work and leads to a drop in productivity. The old arguments for centralisation have now been disproved, and employees have demonstrated high levels of trust leading to increased productivity and improved work-life balance.
In many cases, the most innovative ideas come outside of office hours, so why should staff feel obliged to sit at a desk for eight hours a day to be productive? Flexible working gives everyone the ability to work in a space where they can think more freely and increase creative flow.
Flexible working can provide the conditions to foster creativity. The traditional office space, no matter how light and bright, white and open plan, can be a real challenge to the creative process. This is because, while there is scope for colleague collaboration, busy workplaces can often disrupt the deep thinking needed to generate new ideas and aid problem-solving.
The key is to encourage team members to do the best work possible, to build flexibility and creativity in the workplace, and build a culture of freedom and trust. After all, creativity is a process that changes depending on the individual and circumstances, so businesses need to give employees the freedom to think, to promote creativity and to choose how and when they work best.