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O2 employees try home working as London 2012 looms

Posted on by Rob Powell

THOUSANDS of O2 employees will take part in a home working trial as the company prepares for London 2012.

The initiative by the mobile phone giant aims to “push the boundaries” of what’s possible though home working, the company says.

This summer’s Olympic games are expected to put a major strain on the capital’s transport network and companies are being encouraged to make contingency plans.

O2 says it will share findings from its pilot with other organisations as 3,000 employees take part as the doors to its Slough HQ are closed for a day.

O2 Business Director, Ben Dowd, commented: “Today’s office-wide flexible working initiative is an opportunity for us to take the next step on our flexible working journey and tangibly demonstrate the opportunity and potential available to British businesses today.

We practice what we preach, and by asking O2 employees to work together as a team to test the company’s flexible working practices for themselves, we want to show that there are no limits – no matter how big or small your business is.”

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