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Regus Reveals Flexible Working Key to Combatting Workplace Stress

On National Stress Awareness Day, UK professionals point to the wellbeing benefits of flexible working

UK 27 October 2017- Offering employees the opportunity to work flexibly plays a key role in increasing their wellbeing.  This is according to research commissioned by workspace provider Regus, released to coincide with National Stress Awareness Day on November 1st.  

The survey, which canvassed the opinions of 1700 UK professionals, found that half of respondents believed  flexible working allowed them to have a better work-life balance.  The survey also underlined the benefits of flexible working for the health of a business, with just under three fifths (59%) saying that it meant they were more productive.

In addition, 41% of respondents said that working flexibly allowed them to eat more healthily and 43% said it helped them get more sleep.

These findings chime with previous research commissioned by Regus that showed 56% of respondents believe that flexible workers are more ‘mindful’ and are better able to assess their levels of well-being. 

Richard Morris, UK CEO, Regus, comments: “National Stress Awareness Day serves as the perfect reminder to employers that stress management and employee well-being should be a proactive and planned element of business strategy. 

“How - and crucially, where - people work is understood to have a significant bearing on workplace wellbeing so the flexible working conversation should play a part in every modern business’s strategy.”