Press release

Anywhere Working initiative

Launch of the Anywhere Working online portal.

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Today sees the launch of new online portal to help UK organisations adopt more flexible working practices.

Part of a business-led initiative run by the Anywhere Working Consortium, the portal aims to provide a range of advice, guidance, case studies and online training to encourage individuals and organisations in the public and private sector looking for work more flexibly.

Anywhere Working was first introduced publicly by Transport Minister Norman Baker in a speech at the WorkTech conference in November 2011.

Talking about the portal launch, Norman Baker said:

It’s simply not necessary for us to always trudge to and from meetings when modern technology allows you to circumnavigate the globe virtually from the comfort of your front room, local coffee shop or when you’re on the move.

Working flexibly by using video conferences, webinars or cloud computing can help increase productivity as well as employee wellbeing, not to mention dramatically reducing our carbon footprint.

This interactive portal can help businesses reap these rewards.

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Published 16 January 2012