Donna became a flexible worker over 15 years ago and has never looked back.  Originally, the need to flex was all around having young children but now it’s more than that.  Yes, she agrees that you still need to be around for teenagers and her lovely Labrador Spud needs to be walked (all the time!) but essentially it’s about having control over what you do and when you do it!

Donna works for various organisations and feels that the ‘golden’ work/life balance is what helps her maintain her energy levels for all the variety of work that she does.  ‘I can generally pick what I want to do and fit it around my busy schedule’, she says, and ‘more importantly, if I have a burst of energy for a particular task, I can go for it, rather than waiting to be back in the office.  I believe I get more done this way and definitely enjoy working a whole lot more’.

Donna agrees that both employee/consultant and employer need to have a clear list tasks and a precise way of measuring if these tasks are achieved.  With this in place, alongside regular communication and honesty, she believes that any job can have a great deal of flexibility.

Donna sees flexible working as something that should be embraced by ALL. “I have a great work life balance that means I’m happier and work harder. I can continue to work with great companies AND have the lift I want.  I don’t feel like I’m sacrificing any time with my children or social life whilst I’m able to be stimulated and energised by working”.

If you want to find out more about Donna’s journey to becoming a flexible ‘GIG’ worker, email her at Donna@flexmatters.co.uk. Or, if you want to talk to any of the team about the flexible roles we have currently or you’re a company looking to recruit flexibly, contact us here: https://www.flexibilitymatters.co.uk/contact/

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