One of the reasons Project Aegle created this project on flexible working schemes is to update our understanding on flexible working hours in Malta as past surveys rank the Maltese islands 9th from the bottom in the EU when it comes to offering flexible working hours and locations to their employees. In a few words flexible working hours mean a variation from the traditional 9 to 5 work day & also of the location.
We created a questionnaire, designed for businesses and companies in Malta, whether big or small. Through this we will be collecting research data, which will be of great importance. This questionnaire is divided into 2 sections; an introduction and a few specific questions.
The sole aim of this idea is to lessen traffic on our roads as most of the traffic congestion happens during rush hour in the morning and after work. If certain employees come to work only when they have meetings and continue working normally from home or any other place many of our mobility problems would get fixed. Also we believe that through this project both the employer and the employees will benefit for several reasons.
Hopefully, like a domino effect with the success of the pilot project, other businesses/ companies would like to give this new venture a try. If this idea spreads well other positive outcomes may be obtained in the near future.