There are too many employers out there convinced that employees don't have a life outside of their office walls. Going above and beyond our jobs is what it takes to make an impression, but nothing goads me more than when a boss fails to recognize that butt-in-the-seat time isn't the most important aspect of managing employees — that attitude can provoke the undesired effect of reducing worker productivity and motivation.
3 Dog Agency, a Washington, DC-based public relations firm, says that flexibility is one of the ways they're able to attract the best candidates, and the company's president acknowledges that their policies actually increase productivity. This company and others are being flexible by accommodating workers' outside activities like pursuing graduate degrees, working second jobs, and doing charitable work.
Owners of companies that embrace flextime maintain that their practices make good business sense. Do you agree?