In Australia, gender equality is a main focus when discussing flexible working and in particular a strategy to enable women to return to work after maternity leave. This has enabled the shift of flexibility on workplace practices to focus on reduced work hours, part-time and job sharing.
The future of flexible working has the potential to enable organisational development with benefits to employees, employers, customers and society. The key barriers to flexible working that are common across all organisations are culture and mindsets, manager skills and experience. The traditional view of the ‘ -5 worker’ continues to influence the culture of an organisation to attract and retain talent. Overcoming these barriers will improve service delivery and organisational development.
What will this workshop cover?
- Developing a strategic approach to enable flexibility across an organisation with multiple departments
- Implementing flexible working to attract and retain talent across several workforce demographics
- Overcoming barriers through effective strategies that enable further understanding of flexibility benefits
- Realising the benefits of flexible working to improve service delivery and customer satisfaction