Companies' needs, as much as workers', drive the trend to "flextime" and "flexplace." More than one-third of the respondents to an Inc. survey said flexible work initiatives have increased productivity.
|In the past two years have you --||Percentage answering yes|
|Contracted out work previously performed in-house?||40.7%|
|Begun to use leased employees for work previously performed by traditional employees?||17.9|
|Allowed employees to begin working from home and to telecommute?||16.8|
|Instituted job sharing?||15.0|
Source: A survey of 280 managers of small businesses, 70% with sales of less than $20 million, conducted by Inc. and The Executive Committee, San Diego, March 1993.* * *