It is integral to have a strong work ethic, and embed it as a key feature into our working style. However, it is increasingly imperative to understand and ensure that this work ethic needs to be balanced with a certain extent of flexibility in individual working arrangements to enable us to deliver our best to people and get the best from them.
On an ad hoc basis, we already make judgements about dealing with different individuals and situations within a team. Therefore, having a degree of flexibility in our working environment is fundamental for success. Albeit, unfortunately, there will be some situations in which it would be difficult to reach a certain degree of flexible working, it is important to assure that we are able to accommodate special requests where normal arrangements are disrupted in order to make the best out of the given situation.