The demographics of flexible working report

Flexible working hailed as the solution to help workers remain in the job market, but only if they can access a professional environment

Flexible workers need a professional environment to thrive and be productive. This is the finding of recent research commissioned by Regus which found that home workers are afraid of getting lonely, overweight and stale. Home workers also long for a chance to mix with other professionals. This sees them, for example, opting to pop out of the house regularly for a change of scenery, among other strategies to regain concentration. Another important drawback faced by home workers is the irritation felt by family members who often consider the home worker is taking over too much domestic space in the house. Additionally, the family can cease to respect a home workers’ need for professional workspace as too much closeness breeds contempt.