Get Flexible to beat Workplace Stress

On National Stress Awareness Day, UK professionals point to the wellbeing benefits of flexible workspace

Today marks ‘National Stress Awareness Day’, serving as a reminder to employers that stress management and employee well-being should be a proactive and planned element of business strategy.

Modern working methods such as giving workers the flexibility to work remotely can impact positively on employee happiness and productivity.

In a recent Regus survey of over 3000 UK professionals, 74% of respondents stated that flexible working enables employees to better manage personal and professional demands. Additionally, 56% of respondents believe that flexible workers are more ‘mindful’ and are better able to assess their levels of well-being.

Richard Morris, UK CEO, Regus, comments: “Often, stress goes unseen until a crisis point is reached. By this time, it can be too late to reverse the cycle. Today’s businesses are approaching the issue pro-actively, looking at working structures and re-evaluating how and where objectives are achieved.

“Increasingly, this means a break from the fixed-office, fixed-hours routine and a move towards more agile thinking, measuring on results not ‘presenteeism’. According to our respondents, this is having a measurable impact on employee wellbeing and productivity.”


Regus is the world’s largest provider of flexible workspace solutions, with a network of 2,850 locations in over 1,000 towns and cities, across 107 countries, serving 2.3m members.

Through our range of office formats, as well as our growing mobile, virtual office, and workplace recovery businesses, we enable people and businesses to work where, when, and how they want, with a range of price points.

Our customers include some of the most successful entrepreneurs, start-ups and multi-billion dollar corporations.

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