Fast Company has a good article this week about ways to motivate employees with workplace flexibility. It’s part of the “The Flex and the C-Suite” series.

This installment looks at Mom Corps. Fast Company expert blogger Cali Williams Yost talked with Alison O’Kelly, founder and CEO of Mom Corps, a full-service staffing services company. Mom Corps strives for flexibility—and not just for its own employees but also for its clients.

“Organizations that employ a healthy and robust work/life flexibility environment—not one just on paper—will win the talent war. And moving forward, all of our challenges and opportunities hinge at least at some level on the ability to attract and retain the best talent,” O’Kelly told Fast Company. “In terms of company profitability and employee satisfaction, there really is a silver bullet, and that is alternative staffing.”

O’Kelly offered several tips on how to employ a flexible work culture:

  • Ask employees their opinion

  • Define regular office hours for both in office and off-site

  • Review compensation models

  • Promote flexible work programs externally and internally


You can read the rest of the Fast Company article here. But before you do, consider one more tip from Davinci Virtual Office Solutions: you can motivate employees with workplace flexibility to offering virtual office solutions.

With a virtual office, your employees can work from home, at least on some days and definitely during weather incidents. Virtual offices help drive productivity, so long as policies and procedures are in place to ensure that employees are working during work hours.

Virtual offices can also empower workshifting by helping employees connect from home in between physician appointments, childcare issues, and other events that cause employees to have to get temporarily creative with scheduling. The bottom line: virtual offices are part and parcel of modern alternative workplace strategies.