London firms hoping to let staff work from home in Olympics
Friday, 29 June 2012
London organisations are planning to allow their staff to work from home during the Olympics, which could lead to
Half of bosses are aiming to facilitate homeworking while the event is ongoing, while 57 per cent have said they will adapt their working hours, according to research by CBI.
Sara Parker, CBI London director, said: "It's encouraging that many firms are already thinking about flexible working during the Games, but with a huge influx of people expected in the capital in a matter of weeks, those who haven't prepared need to turn their attention to this as a matter of urgency."
Ms Parker continued by saying that the challenges associated with the Olympics are becoming clear now that there is only a month until the games begin.
The shift in attitude to enable more remote working comes amid worries over the traffic congestion that will be caused by the event, which will see a large influx of tourists enter the city./script>