Press Release Near Field Communications

The advantages and disadvantages of flex time

Offering more flexible hours can boost employee satisfaction — but there are drawbacks.


The 9-to-5 has been a staple for businesses for so long that you don’t even have to think about what those numbers mean; you already know. It’s a colloquialism, it’s a movie, it’s a Dolly Parton song.

It’s so ubiquitous that many people don’t even question it. But what if working hours didn’t have to be set by a universal standard? What if they could be set-up to maximize the balance between life and work?

This is the basic premise behind Flex Time, or the idea that workers can set their schedules around their lives.