Three fifths (59%) of UK executives value
mobile and flexible working more than financial rewards, according
to a new study.
The Mobile Workplace study, carried out by
TNS on behalf of IFS, shows that the ability to work anywhere, at
any time, is 'very important' for 69% of UK executives.
59% would choose increased flexible working over a pay rise that
involved being office-bound, while 54% of respondents said that
having the latest technology to use for work is also very
Companies can satisfy both interests in providing portable
technology that allows employees to work from any location.
Alexander Sovré, director, TNS Sifo, says: "The research clearly
points to an increased awareness and interest in work-related
"Flexibility and mobility coupled with modern technology are
very important factors, much more so than more traditional perks
such as a corner office, a prestigious title or even a higher
salary. According to the research, we are looking at a real shift
in how people prioritise their working life."
The importance of flexible working exceeded benefits such as a
company car (30%), a separate office (29%) or a personal assistant