A shift in focus: Output over hours.
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought many changes, one being that managers are now reportedly focusing more on their employees output instead of the hours they work each week.
Research by Working Families found that 86% of employers agreed with this change in focus, explaining that it is largely due to a change in working patterns for employees since the start of the pandemic.
By focusing on employee output this will ensure that deliverables, deadlines and targets are met, regardless of where and when the work was carried out. Output is therefore arguably a stronger indicator of job performance than working hours.
Experts suggest that this is an encouraging shift in perspective within workplaces, as it can improve inclusion, retention and employee wellbeing. Not only this, it also demonstrates a willingness from employers to adopt flexible working within the workplace, leading to a greater work-life balance for all!