January 20 - Fascinated to read the responses to my suggestion that what our staff wanted from us was more flexibility - and that all agreed.
It seems obvious and we have tried to do some of it for a while, but when other hassles are rising and pay isn't going to be (much) this seems self-evidently useful.
As yet I think some pay substitution for extra time off will work. As will being more flexible on office hours (we already are, necessarily, for people on the road). And maybe that idea of 4 days on and and even 4 off will work for some - it makes it easier to cover weekends for example. I met someone recently doing 7 on and 7 off. They loved it
We're also offering a few late shifts now for people who want them to cover sites mainly in cities. They're not of much interest to everyone - but some definitely like them.
As for complete flexi-time - I'm not sure, yet but we'll look.
But the comment on people wanting to use their own IT was also fascinating - and there are camps in the business - Apple, Android and Blackberry fior example (I remain in the last). What is the problem with being flexible? Not much as most is browser driven any way.
So there's some weekend thinking.