The HR Dictionary

Flexible Workplace

A flexible workplace accepts that employees will be effective regardless of how, when, or where they complete their work from. Work flexibility recognizes individual requirements and fosters a better work-life balance and employee well-being rather than maintaining a rigid workplace atmosphere or schedule. In a flexible workplace, the management gives employees the freedom and tools they need to do their tasks in a non-traditional manner while also having faith in their ability to do so.

Flexible Workplace vs Work-life Balance

A key objective of a flexible workplace is to foster an environment where individuals can balance work and personal obligations while still performing at a high level. Options for when, where, and how the work is completed are part of flexible work arrangements. 

An HRIS with employee self-service features for activities such as time tracking, leave management, performance management, and training allows organizations to simplify the implementation of a flexible workplace while keeping track of their employees.