PwC's flexible working strategy 'a step in the right direction'

PwC's flexible working strategy 'a step in the right direction'

Last week, PwC announced its official plans for their 22,000 staff in the UK to work from home between 40% and 60% of the time under their new flexible working structures. While it is a step in the right direction, Chris Biggs – a partner at Theta Global Advisors – writes that the industry still needs to go further in its plans. As one of the Big Four accounting firms, PwC’s announcement will disrupt the entire consulting industry and further with this change in their working culture going beyond Covid-19 restrictions and very much for the better. However, while this is a great step in the right direction from PwC, companies must go further to account for the different experiences of employees based on different priorities, circumstances, and living situations, and keep their employees happy and at their most productive going forward. At Theta Global Advisors [an accounting and consultancy firm], we have conducted research on employee experiences over lockdown and how flexibility in work patterns is not only wanted but needed for employee productivity. 57% of workers report that …
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