Autonomy pays off

March 2007
People Management;3/22/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 6, p15
The article reveals how the Scottish Legal Aid Board was able to reduce its overtime costs by giving employees the opportunity to manage their own time. Specifically, the board allowed its employees to do what they like to do with their working hours provided that business interests are protected. Prior to the implementation of its so-called work-life balance, it paid our £231,756 in overtime costs and this dropped to £134,629 in 2005-2006 after the project's implementation. Staff turnover also declined to 12.7%.


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