Flexible working hours have become increasingly popular over the last few years as organizations strive to accommodate the needs of their employees while still meeting deadlines and expectations
Unfortunately, this trend has failed in many cases due to its lack of structure and accountability. When employees are given too much flexibility with their hours, there is often no way for managers or supervisors to ensure that they are actually working during those times or completing tasks efficiently and effectively. Additionally, some employees may take advantage of the flexibility by coming in late, leaving early without informing management, or completing necessary tasks on time.
Furthermore, flexible working hours can also lead to decreased productivity levels due to distractions from home life or other commitments outside of work hours such as childcare or errands that need running during normal business hours. Additionally, when there is no set schedule for when tasks should be completed by certain individuals or teams within an organization it can lead to confusion and delays with project due dates being missed which ultimately affects customer satisfaction levels negatively as well as overall organizational productivity levels.
Finally, flexible working hours can also cause issues with communication between team members who may not all be available at the same time due to different schedules which further decreases efficiency within teams and departments leading them further away from achieving desired goals. Therefore, while flexible working hours seem like a great idea in theory, they have often failed in practice due to a lack of structure, accountability, communication issues, a distraction from home life, and decreased productivity.