DIVERSITY EUROPE


AS FLEX WORK EXPANDS IN EUROPE, EMPLOYERS SCRAMBLE TO ADAPT

The new standards at work include flexible schedules, remote work, and even four-day weeks. How can traditionally operated firms make the shift successfully?

In Europe, for decades only a small minority regularly worked from home. Telework, flex work, and similar alternative arrangements were considered novelties rather than norms. Then, with the arrival of COVID, crisis-driven remote work gave millions of employees and their parent organizations a crash-course in the work-from-home experience.

Now, as opportunities present themselves for a return to the office and potential return to previous work schedule norms, there’s a hesitation on both sides. Many ....