Agile working has been really helpful for me, especially when dropping my son off and picking him up from nursery, as I can now start work earlier, come home and then continue to work in the evening when he has gone to sleep. I have also been able to work more flexibly when travelling to see clients which can suit them better and works well for me.
Crowe Financial Planning UK Limited
For me, working from home allows time to concentrate on particular projects with minimal distractions, but going into the office on other days brings my whole team together, plus it has given me more flexibility around my family and children. It is essential to find the right balance, which we have done well in my team. We have great camaraderie, which would be lacking if we worked solely from home, but by giving people more autonomy to determine their own working pattern has resulted in an even stronger sense of cohesion of the team.
Business Solutions, Cheltenham
Working flexibly means that I have been able to schedule meetings with clients at times we would have never considered before and so agile working has enabled me to better serve my clients while retaining a good work/life balance. For example, I get the opportunity to play outdoor sports in the summer months.
Audit, Thames Valley
My work calendar leads where I work and I typically work in the office twice a week. Working from home allows me the space to focus on projects I need to deliver to my clients within certain timeframes, but also comes with the benefit of saving commuting time and means I can spend more time with my partner and our nine-month-old son. The days that the team are in the office together I find more enjoyable and interesting now as there is a better dynamic in the way we all work.
Tax, Thames Valley
It is great that Crowe trusts their people to manage their time in a way that can suit all parties. I feel that I have a good work-life balance due to the flexibility agile working can provide. With less commuting, I have had more downtime to relax between the busy days at work which has been beneficial for my mental health.
Recovery Solutions, Kent
Agile working offers great flexibility at Crowe. Be it meetings with clients or managing audit work, it has allowed me to work more efficiently and juggle personal commitments with the day to day demands of my job. It also saves time when visiting more local clients - by having less travel time, I can better balance face to face conversations in the office; so that queries are dealt with quickly and this is a real benefit for my team and for my clients.
I now usually work three days in the office and two at home, which has helped me to achieve a better work/life balance. The days in the office are great to keep in touch and maintain relationships with my colleagues and the days at home allow me more time to study and better quality time to relax.
Corporate Tax, Manchester
It’s great that I can work at home for one day a week, as this really helps to give me more hours in the day to get some revision done during exam season. The set up I have at home works seamlessly with my work laptop so I don’t feel like I am making any compromises. I also do time pressured pieces of work on that day, and find that I can fully focus. It think it is important to spend time in the office and it works really well for collaborative tasks - being able to clarify points with my line manager or trainees is quicker and easier face to face.
Corporate Tax, Kent
The way we work at Crowe allows me to be flexible around my children - I often start work early in the mornings, work around the school runs and then work again during the evening. It works really well with managing my time in the office as well as being out on site at my clients.