Smart Commuting Urged As Clocks Go Back

Work Wise UK urges Britain’s bosses to encourage smarter commuting to ease congestion and accidents.

By News Desk
24th October 2007 at 11:03

Winter is drawing in and the clocks go back on Sunday 28th October.  Each year the darker evenings result in increased travel-related accidents and congestion.  Work Wise UK is therefore calling on bosses to encourage their staff to commute smart to help reduce travel chaos.

A little flexibility in terms of working hours and creating opportunities for staff to work from home more often could have a big impact claims Work Wise UK.

Work Wise UK’s chief executive, Phil Flaxton, said:

Workers here already have the second longest average daily commute in Europe: in many cases adding an entire working day each week. Add to this the misery, tension and delays of traffic congestion and overcrowding on trains, tubes and buses, and now the prospect of travelling to and from work in the dark for many months: it is no surprise that many succumb to depression and despondency.

Work Wise goes on to provide advice to employers about how to increase opportunities for home working and flexible time keeping. There’s no doubt employers could do with some encouragement on this front, but employees need to learn a whole new discipline too.  Working from home or working flexible hours doesn’t come naturally to everyone and staff need advice as much as they need the opportunity.

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