UK businesses are being urged to “think smart” about working practices for the sake of their employees and company profits.
The ninth annual Work Wise Week is a thought-provoking initiative which runs May 11-17. National Work from Home Day will take place on Friday May 16th.
The week is being organised by Work Wise UK, a not-for-profit initiative. The TUC (Trades Union Congress) and CBI (Confederation of British Industry) are involved in the event, so bosses and employees’ interests are equally represented.
The programme this year will focus on five key areas:
Smarter Travel – Changing the time you travel, and using public transport instead of a car can reduce the peak rush hour, and make commuting easier for many.
Mobile Working – Working on the move, instead of in a central office.
Virtual Meetings – Conducting meetings by audio or video conferencing or online instead of travelling.
Working Remotely – The use of remote offices is encouraged in preference to traveling to a central office.
National Work From Home Day will encourage people to work from home for the day instead of commuting to their usual place of work.
So… why not think about your working practices this Work Wise Week?