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
The legitimisation of work life balance and flexibility across an organisation has shifted from an out-dated culture of long office hours. This cultural shift has created barriers between traditional and new ways of working. The benefits of flexible working have been proven to increase productivity and encourage a high performance culture but senior executives and managers find it difficult to shift their mindset which is hindering cultural change.
In this session:
Highlighting the role of flexible working in building organisational development
Improving communication channels between stakeholders
Creating a business case to showcase the benefits of flexible working
Understanding the cultural shift of flexible working to support the shift of mindsets
Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Linda.