Flexible working: flexitime
Concerns about flexible working
Managers’ main concern over flexitime tends to be how to monitor abuses. Many are still dogged by the idea of presenteeism.
If reviews focus on work objectives and performance, abuses should be easily spotted and dealt with. Employees on flexitime will tend to settle into regular patterns of working. Good communication channels need to be established and changes to hours should be discussed in advance. The needs of the workplace should take priority.
See FEO (undated), Flexible Employment Options/HEFCE.