Hannah and Scott Fleming have a slightly complicated schedule. She works from 7.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Thursday and works from home on a Friday; her husband Scott works from 7.30am to 3.30pm Tuesday to Friday, and stays home on Mondays to work from 7am to 1pm. They agree on one thing: they could never make it work if they were not both employees at Scottish Qualifications Authority.
Working from home, or remote working, is one of the most common forms of flexible working, but also a divisive one: some people love it, others aren’t comfortable with it. Here are some tips to work well, and productively, away from the office!
A new study shows just how many extra hours people put in attempting to finish chores and getting children ready for school before the 9-5 begins.
PART OF: The Big Three (& under)
Twins. Toddler. Tantrums. My maternity leave adventures.
by Lis Gallagher, FFWS co-Programme Director
Obviously I’m a big fan of the job share concept, co-running Family Friendly Working Scotland with the fabulous Nikki Slowey. As mums to a total of six young boys, a job share enables us to retain a senior role while balancing our busy family commitments. It also works well for the organisation, as together we are more productive, creative, energised, loyal and happy. When the partnership is right, I can’t champion the virtues of job sharing enough – both for organisations and individuals.
So I guess in a way it should come as no surprise that I’ve ended up with a kind of maternity leave ‘job share partner’ (in crime).
Scottish workers want flexible alternatives to traditional work day
Scottish workers have signalled the end of the traditional 9am to 5pm office day by stating they want flexibility over when and where they work.