- Being able to work from anywhere is believed to boost performance with a vast majority of respondents (98%), believing that flexible, work-anywhere arrangements have a positive impact on productivity.
- Almost two-thirds (62%) of the global working population are currently taking advantage of flexible working practices.
- 91% of respondents believe video collaboration helps improve workplace relationships and teamwork, with over two-thirds of Australians surveyed having a work BFF in a different office.
A new global study has found Australia to be one of the world’s most flexible country to work in with nine out of every ten businesses surveyed offering flexible benefits, significantly higher than the global average of 62%.The Polycom Anywhere Working study challenges the notion of going to work as we know it, with advances in technology such as video calling becoming increasingly prevalent.Commenting on the growth in flexible working within Australia, industry analyst, Frost & Sullivan’s Head of Research, Audrey William said, “Across the region, governments and businesses are creating disruptive change to remain competitive in the digital era. Transformational technologies like mobility, cloud and video collaboration are changing the way we work and live, impacting everything from workspace design to workflow and office culture. The growth in flexible working and geographically distributed workforces mean that businesses will need to find ways to empower employees with vastly different experiences and relationships with technology, ensuring they can collaborate effectively to get the job done.”Surveying 25,000 of today’s global workforce, the study found the findings show that despite generational differences, three major flexible working trends that were commonly shared: