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Working from home

Good morning all,

We are getting increasing numbers of staff wishing to 'work from home' for reasons varying from lack of child care to building works being undertaken at the home.

In the past we have allowed staff to work from home when they are on a tight deadline for a project or perhaps needs to concentrate free of distractions.  However, the requests seem to be coming in more frequently and from less senior staff.

There is no policy in place as this has always been down to the line managers discretion, problem is that some encourage it, some dont like saying no and some have staff where this just isn't a possibilty due to the job role.

Can anyone offer any advice on how to deal with this?

 

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  • Hi Julie

    This is a really interesting question and it is one of those ones that a policy alone will not fix.  I guess it all boils down to the type of culture that the organisation wants to have and create and managers views can differ wildly different views on their approach.  This can cause dissent within the organisation.

    I guess it also involves making the business case for home working within organisations and the perception of the owners/senior managers.

    The Harvard Business Review recenly undertook some research around home working which you may find useful if you want to put together a case:

    https://hbr.org/2013/07/working-from-home-a-work-in-pr

    What have been everyone else's experiences? Is it something which has worked well for our organisation?

    Good Luck

    Sarah

    Working from Home: A Work in Progress
    New data on the merits and drawbacks of the upward trend in working from home.
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