72% of global businesses say they believe their company is more productive directly as a result of flexible working practices,and 68% say that flexible working allows them and their staff to generate additional revenue, according to the 16,000 people who responded to the latest Regus Business Tracker Survey.
This is particularly true in emerging economies that appear to have made flexible working a key part of their development push: China (90%), India (79%), Mexico (84%). By contrast Japan is split with only 51% of companies reporting a link between flexible working and productivity.
68% globally declare that they generate more revenue through flexible working. The same trend identified for productivity and flexible working among developing economies is evident: China (87%), Mexico (84%) and India (77%). Japan is yet again at the other end of the spectrum although even here 45% of respondents agree that flexible working helps their company produce increased revenue.
Countries where flexible working is believed to be more closely linked to productivity were more likely to report that flexible workers felt more energized and motivated confirming a link between motivation and productivity: China (79%), India (75%), Mexico (77%), but also Brazil (72%).