I heard an interesting story on the radio recently which featured a business which had implemented a forward thinking working structure involving flexibility in working hours and how it had helped the  business cope with the recent economic downturn. The report also highlighted how this recession has not led to as many job losses as previous recessions and it was suggested that this was because more novel solutions and ways to avoid redundancies, including additional flexibility, had been used.

With existing government proposals to further extend the rights for employees to request flexible working together with the changes to rights regarding parental leave, it is clear that that when and how we work will continue to evolve as more people fit work round other commitments and employers take advantage of this flexibility.

The time is likely to come, if it is not already with us, when the traditional 5 day working week of 9 to 5, Monday to Friday is the exception rather than the rule.