In 2015, author and presenter Anna Whitehouse launched her ‘Flex Appeal’ campaign, aiming to change the way people work across businesses. Her initial aim was to boost conditions for women—“As women, as mothers… we are still being held back by an inflexible work model that was born from the industrial revolution,” she said in March 2023—but flexible working helps all of us.
Whitehouse’s campaign led to concrete action: the Flexible Working Bill is due to become law in the UK. It requires employers to consider and discuss any requests by employees for flexible working, from where they work to when they do their hours. We’ve pulled together examples of the benefits to companies and their personnel alike, along with the tech needs to make remote workers thrive.