@Tui has introduced a permanent flexible working policy and has appointed Belinda Vazquez into the newly created role of Workspace Director. This role sounds to me like it involves a lot of logistical and scheduling of employees and space to work, however it could be that it is more around employee wellness, which flexibility is a key component?
However it is really pleasing to see that Tui is leading the way with this appointment and hopefully lots more travel businesses will start to see the value in offering its employees flexibility, trust and accountability. This ultimately results in better productivity, employee retention and engagement and overall a happy workplace.
Tui’s office-based UK staff will move to permanent flexible working, following 16 months of homeworking due to the pandemic. Most of the travel company’s office-based employees in the UK have worked from home since the start of the pandemic in March last year, and found that almost all office-based roles could be done remotely. Research was carried out about working patterns, with many employees citing benefits such as a better work-life balance, and saying that they would like to continue once the pandemic is over.