What Is Workplace Flexibility? | Werk

The 6 Types of Flexibility

What is flexibility?

A W2 role with a structured set of time or location-based modifications. We have standardized those modifications into 6 types of flexibility. The flex types below are meant to be used in combination—the average employee needs access to 2.5 types of flexibility.

DeskPlus

DeskPlus

Location variety

DeskPlus employees are based out of a company office, but can work at a location of their choosing for some portion of their time. Utilizing location variety can enhance productivity, reduce the burden of a long commute, increase creativity, and/or meet other needs.

TimeShift

TimeShift

Unconventional hours

Employees reorder their working hours to create an unconventional schedule that optimizes productivity and performance. An employee could use TimeShift to shift their workday an hour to avoid a long commute, to break their day into sprints, or in a formalized condensed work week program.

PartTime

PartTime

Reduced hours

PartTime employees work on a reduced hours schedule. PartTime does not mean an individual is no longer in an advancement track role—employees utilizing PartTime have the experience and skills to meet their objectives on a reduced hours schedule.

TravelLite

TravelLite

Minimal travel

TravelLite employees have minimal to no travel, with a maximum of 10% travel annually (2-4 days per month or its annual equivalent). TravelLite employees can reduce travel requirements by utilizing virtual meetings.

MicroAgility

MicroAgility

Freedom to adapt

MicroAgility employees have the autonomy to step away from their work to accommodate the unexpected in micro increments of 1-3 hours. Employees are responsible for communicating their plans and meeting their daily objectives. The ability to make micro-adjustments to the workday prevents an employee’s personal life from becoming a major work life disruption.

Remote

Remote

Location independence

Remote employees do not work at a company office—they can work from anywhere. While many Remote arrangements are fully location independent, some may have location considerations, such as the need to attend occasional in-person meetings or service a region.

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