Ahead of the Flexible Working Summit 2018 we take a look at four flexible working case studies from around the country and explore the impact flexibility has had on employee experience, productivity and employee wellbeing.
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Do you prefer to have all your employees sat at their desks where you can micro-manage them or are you a macro-manager with a more relaxed management style?
If your company remains committed to employees working at their desk, you could be missing out on several business benefits of allowing a more flexible approach. It’s no longer the case that every employee needs to be in the office to be productive. In many cases, managers are actively encouraging their employees to take advantage of flexible working opportunities.
A recent study indicated that 81% of employees look for flexible working options before joining a company, 65% of employers stated that people are more loyal if allowed to work flexibly and 58% of parents would choose flexible working in place of a 5% pay rise. Despite this though, only 13% of Australian employers have in place strategies and frameworks to actually implement flexible working.
With so much happening understanding how flexible working fits into your business, the ROI of flexibility, and the opportunities and challenges posed of transforming workplace culture and habits can prove tough. To help, the Flexible Working 2019 team has compiled leading case studies from Telco, Vodafone and from transport provider, Transdev to give you a better understanding of flexible working in action and help you secure buy-in for transformation through an exploration of opportunities and benefits gained.
By now you’ve definitely heard of flexible working; with many touting flexible working practices as the future. This can be said without hesitation because all the statistics indicate that it is becoming a top employee demand and more and more businesses are realising that softening rigid work structures can be advantageous.
Looking to attract and retain the brightest and the best VERSA, one of Australia’s largest digital experience and design agencies, got radical.
VERSA ditched the mid-week slump by introducing a No-Work-Wednesday policy, and contrary to what you might be thinking, VERSA’s revenue has grown by 46 per cent in that time, productivity has increased and staff are healthier, happier, and less likely to take sick days or resign.
Ahead of the Flexible Working Summit 2019 we chat to Jonny Clow, Managing Director at VERSA, who explores this innovative initiative in more detail.
Numerous studies prove that flexible work offers the potential for productivity gains and greater levels of employee engagement which both boost a company’s bottom line while also offering benefits to the wider economy.
For flexible working to work though, it requires flexible mindsets and flexible work styles. It is about people working in ways that allow them to achieve their best and for employers to reap the rewards. Making the most of employees means supporting innovative and diverse work arrangements - from the night owl starting and finishing late, job-sharing and part-time work, to name a few.
Over the past 50 years, there have been significant changes in technology, our family structures, communication, recreation, entertainment and job roles - and this is going to continue to rapidly evolve. With flexible working not so much a fad or emerging trend anymore read on to explore the different forms flexibility can take, and learn how to make flexible working right for your organisation and for your people.