How to Stay Flexible – With a Virtual Receptionist Service.

Monday, December 5th, 2011

A new report published by recruitment consultants Office Angels suggests that the normal 9-5 working day will be just a ‘distant memory’ by 2036.

The study, which looked at how current working patterns might evolve over the next twenty five years, suggests that the emergence of global worldwide markets will mean that working hours will have to change, with employees working across twenty four hour shifts to cover global time zones.

Working practices are predicted to change dramatically, with 65% of the employees surveyed believing that working hours will have to become more flexible and over half of them predicting an end to standard office hours altogether.

Three quarters thought that the number of people working from home would increase, with job sharing and multiple part time jobs becoming the the preferred option for many.

Perhaps most surprisingly, nearly half of the survey respondents predicted that working through the night would probably become the norm as the country keeps pace with emerging global market time zones. And only a third thought that this round the clock work culture would lead to increased stress, with the remainder finding that there would actually be advantages for those seeking to juggle work and family schedules.

As employees embrace flexible working patterns this means that businesses will have to change not only their internal culture, but possibly also their hours of business. After all, if your customers are working twenty four hour shift patterns, they will need to purchase goods and services from businesses that are available when they are, day or night.

Businesses of the future will have to be flexible to survive. Start planning now, with virtual receptionist services from CSnotepad.

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