Has 9 to 5 had it’s day?
Flexibility can benefit everyone, if you do it right. In a flexible working arrangement, an employee has some say over how, where or when they work. Whether this involves working from home, working part-time, job sharing or having another kind of flexitime arrangement. With such a wide range of technologies, new working methods and communication solutions available to employers today, there is no reason why flexible working can’t be a universally advantageous endeavour. In a Forbes study, remote workers were happier, felt more valued and felt more productive. But it also highlighted the importance of management communication, goals setting and focus to avoid any pitfalls.
The Covid-19 pandemic has seen businesses adopt flexible working practices, like remote working, at an unprecedented rate. Will this culture change continue to be embraced after the pandemic?
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Eat, Sleep, Work, Repeat Podcast talks to Annie Auerbach about her way of working flexibly and explains how all of us could be living a life we love. A chat packed with insights and practical tips. Annie is author of the book Flex – challenging the norms of working. Start at 4 mins.Play
Is our working week due for major reform? Will a move to a four day week ever happen? From shorter hours to more flexibility in the workplace, what will the modern world of work be like in ten years time? Evan Davis and guests Kate Cooper, David Stone and Karen Jansen discuss the latest trends.Play
Working from home has an undeservedly bad reputation, says Stanford economist Nick Bloom. Based on research comparing the productivity of those who are home working v those commuting and sitting in a cubicle 8 hours a day, Bloom says no one should be afraid to tell their boss they are working at home. Here is the evidence you need to convince your supervisor to let you give it a try.Watch
Susan Redden Makatoa is an award-winning communications expert. She believes that there is still work to be done in promoting opportunities for women in senior ranks and one way to fix this is to make flexible work practices normal for everyone. If flexible working is the norm for men and women, parents and non-parents, companies will end up with more engaged, satisfied and productive employees.Watch
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Anna Whitehouse and Matt Farquharson explain why more flexible working can save our minds, improve our lives and make the idyllic work-life balance a reality. They are leading a game-changing movement for the way the world works with their #FlexAppeal campaign. successfully breaking the outdated 9-5 mould and encouraging more workers and organisations to ask for and trial flexible working. They are also co-founders of motherpukka.com, the platform for ‘people who happen to be parents’.Watch
Work from home or remotely now? There are a ton of challenges you’ll face working from home. How will you remain productive? How will you make sure you don’t overwork yourself? How will you communicate with those around you, like kids, your partner or roommates? Pat Flynn gives his top 10 helpful tips.Watch
Advice from Working Families about doing your ground work before you make the request, understanding your legal rights and how you should negotiate your request.Read Article
There’s no doubt that the flexible working trend is likely to continue in the years to come. There are many benefits businesses and individual workers can gain from this phenomenon, but it’s equally important to be aware of, and take action to avoid, the possible pitfalls.Read Article
Work flexibility is one of the biggest talent trends currently. And as the examples in this article prove, these policies don’t just cater to employee demand. Done correctly, they can offer huge benefits to the company too, from increasing productivity to helping attract the best talent. By Samantha McLaren for LinkedinRead Article
Their mission is to ensure that everyone can find the flexibility they need in their careers, without reducing their value in the workplace.Read More
Further&More are a strategic consultancy dedicated to helping organisations and individuals, in every industry, realise the compelling benefits of job-sharing, disrupting the future of work.Read More
Pregnant then screwed
A charity that supports, promotes and protects the employment rights of pregnant women and mothers. Services include a free legal advice line, a flexible working hotline, and a mentoring programme,Read More
1 million for work flexibility
1 Million for Work Flexibility (1MFWF) is the first national initiative creating a collective voice in support of work flexibility.Read More