“Providing Flexibility When Presence Is Required” is a chapter from Being Present, written by Neil E. Reichenberg and published by The Workforce Institute.
Technology has changed the way work is performed, reducing the need for physical presence at work for a wide range of jobs. Employers are focusing on how to improve the employee experience and to make themselves employers of choice. Traditional employment relationships have changed with the increased use of independent contractors and outsourcing. With increasing numbers of people wanting to maintain a positive work-life balance, flexible working arrangements are a potentially key contributing factor.