Trust is often an issue we come up against in organisations. Those companies who blend 'individual consideration' with 'organisational outcomes' are those which develop greater trust and display higher leadership maturity. Flexible working is a great example of this, has benefits in terms of productivity, trust and results and it is a quick win for leaders of millennials.
Modern businesses need to remove the old habits ingrained from the industrial era where you went to a single place of work between 9-5 every day to perform standardised tasks. Instead they need to recognise that the world has moved on, modern service based jobs are significantly different to the manufacturing jobs of the past, technology has improved and become widely available and people work differently. They need to trust their employees to take accountability of their own workload and time management to get things done, whether this is at 9am in the office or 9pm at home.If businesses cannot trust their employees to work flexibly then surely they cannot trust them with anything else such as confidential business information and financial details?And if businesses do not trust their employees, then why did they hire them in the first place?