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London Olympics 'encouraged adoption of flexible working'

2 October 2012

A growing number of businesses are aware of the potential benefits of flexible working practices following the London Olympics, according to a new report.

Citrix, the provider of a flagship virtual GoToMeeting service, saw a 38 per cent increase in the number of people using its product over the Olympic period.

The move to new working practices was met with a positive reaction by employees from 77 per cent of businesses involved, indicating that executives that adopt this approach can see benefits in the atmosphere of their office.

Andrew Millard, Citrix senior marketing director for Europe, the Middle East and Asia, said: "The survey findings confirm that the Olympics has created a flexible working legacy, with employers and staff reacting positively to new ways of operating."

According to a recent survey from BT Global Services, many executives in the professional services industry feel that flexible working could have major benefits for the sector as long as senior managers recognise it makes good business sense.

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