In her regular opinion column for Investment Week, Bev Shah tackles what has previously been considered an almost unspeakable word on the investment floor: Flexible working.
She argues that in the midst of what the World Economic Forum has termed ‘the fourth industrial revolution’, technology has the power to unshackle many of us from the 9-5 (or 8-6) factory-based working model.
However, the 24/7 ‘always on’ culture seems to have colluded with pre-existing notions of presenteeism. None of that, Bev argues, cultivates a productive and efficient workforce fit for the modern world.
She writes: “If we [in asset and investment management] want to compete in attracting and retaining talent, we need to change like other industries. We need to adapt how teams work together so non-flexi colleagues are not wrongly rewarded for merely doing their jobs.
“Surely the measure of success is not the hours you are glued to your desk but the work you produce?”
Read the full article here: https://www.investmentweek.co.uk/investment-week/opinion/3031580/bev-shah-lets-discuss-the-f-word