Before March 2020, many of us didn’t have flexibility in work or a good work/life balance.

We were rushing to and from the office and running from bus to train. Darting from home to activities while trying to deal with family, friends and the trivial moments of life in between.

The truth is, we never slowed down, and it took its toll.

When we were forced into lockdown, we were met with the realisation that flexibility in work would have to play a part in our lives when society opened up once more.

People wanted to spend more time on family, hobbies, and a healthier lifestyle when it came to working, life, and play.

Working from home opened up new avenues and opportunities. It showed that the traditional idea of a 9-5, bricks and mortar office didn’t have to be the only way to work efficiently and successfully.

Flexibility became the aim, but why?

Why is flexibility in work so vital?

Changing circumstances

Well, it is a judge of how well we deal with the unexpected, and if there is anything the last two years have taught us, life can change instantly.

Flexibility means that as a business, you can adapt when circumstances change. As an employee, this makes life easier, and as an employer, it minimises stress.

There was always a fear among business people that a move away from the 9-5 would harm the enterprise. However, this is not the case. For example, when telecom giant Vodafone moved to an agile working strategy, employees increased productivity and engagement.

Meanwhile, a study of 16,000 by Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom found that people who were given the option to work remotely reported higher job satisfaction and took fewer sick days than office-based employees.

Shifts for the employer

As an employer, this move to flexible working may cause consternation at first, but it is a time for your business to embrace flexibility.

With more of your employees working remotely regularly, you may be rethinking the size and cost of your office space.

Nobody pays for staff to sit there with nothing to do, yet people pay for space they have no use for. You may have chosen an office space that suited a more extensive permanent workforce, but this could have changed.

Meanwhile, more businesses work on projects with defined lengths, which means they need flexibility in office space to cope with these irregular timings.

In the current political and business climate, the ability to pivot is critical.

And this is where serviced offices come into play.

Whether you are a new or old enterprise, serviced offices can help you on the road to flexibility.

At Acorn Business Centre, we provide functional office space and virtual office services to meet your business requirements.

Whether you are a multinational organisation, an SME, or a start-up company, we have a range of services and options to help you lead a better business life.

Not only can you hire private offices, but you can also use our coworking desks to aid collaboration with your team when needed and meeting rooms which give a spacious and professional setting.

In addition to this, our virtual office services provide flexibility wherever you are. With a professional business address and a call answering system, it will give you and your business fresh adaptability and freedom.

So why wait to embrace flexibility?

Contact us today at Acorn Business Services by calling (021) 4536199 or email us at

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