Workplace flexibility is an essential enabler for managing the pace of change in today’s world of work.
What is a flexible workplace?
Leadership is important
With over half of the New Zealand workforce either currently working flexibly or wanting to in the future, leadership in a flexible environment is critical to managing the workforce of the future.
Mainstreaming flexible work means changing the culture and practices of the organisation as a whole, not simply responding to an individual or small group of employees‘requests for flexible work arrangements.
How to make flexibility work for everyone
For flexibility to really work, the needs of the individual, the business and the team all need to be met. We call this the flexibility sweet spot. Building a workplace flexibility strategy and a policy will define what that means for your business and makes it clear to everyone.
Flexibility as a health benefit
Workplace flexibility is increasingly seen as a key driver of employee wellbeing. If people feel they are empowered to balance their work and their life, they are more engaged and productive.
How do you know it's working?
Measuring the impact of flexible work arrangements in an organisation can help to provide an update on progress achieved against business bottom line factors such as employee engagement and productivity.
Workforce metrics can also bring awareness to any areas that may need further work and effort to realise the full potential benefits.