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Workplace flexibility

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Workplace flexibility

  1. 1. Workplace flexibility is about when, where and how people work. It is increasingly an essential part of a creating an effective organization. Flexibility is about an employee and an employer making changes to when, where and how a person will work to better meet individual and business needs.
  2. 2. Flexibility enables both individual and business needs to be met through making changes to the time (when), location (where) and manner (how) in which an employee works.  Flexibility should be mutually beneficial to both the employer and employee and result in superior outcomes."
  3. 3. WHY IMPLEMENT WORKPLACE FLEXIBILITY? Workplace flexibility, if implemented effectively, creates benefits for businesses and employees.
  4. 4. EFFECTIVE STEPS TO IMPLEMENT FLEXIBILITY  1. Develop business case  2. Review your own company’s experience  3. Define policies and practices  4. Create tools and resources  5. Help supervisors learn to manage flexibly  6. Communicate  7. Evaluate Usage and Effectiveness  8. Highlight Success Stories
  5. 5. WHY EMPLOYERS NEED WORKPLACE FLEXIBILITY?  Organizations with higher levels of employee satisfaction are able to recruit and retain valuable and engaged employees who are less stressed and more committed and productive, which in turn leads to more satisfied customers, higher profits, and a better return for shareholders.
  6. 6. Happy and satisfied employees, who have a greater sense of trust and loyalty will creates many business benefits such as: 1. Attracting skilled and motivated employees 2. Keeping skilled and motivated employees 3. Motivating and energizing staff 4. Increasing employee satisfaction 5. Lower staff absences 6. Increased skills and creativity of your managers 7. Improving customer service and retention
  7. 7. Employees report that they are more productive and more engaged in their work when there are able to balance the demands of work with other aspects of their lives. Improvements in physical and mental health are also associated with workplace flexibility.
  8. 8. 1. A better work/life balance – being able to meet both work and personal commitments. 2. Increased sense of control leading to increased sense of well - being 3. Greater job satisfaction – a happier person all around 4. Being able to remain in the workforce longer 5. Greater loyalty, trust and respect towards employers. 6. Better physical and mental well – being 7. Reducing stress or stress free 8. Reducing negative spillover
  9. 9. 1. Not everyone wants flexible arrangements. 2. Not everyone can have flexible work arrangements. 3. Flexibility should be applied creatively. 4. Flexible work arrangements can be temporary or permanent.
  10. 10. WHY IS FLEXIBILITY IMPORTANT TO BUSINESS?
  11. 11. 1. to attract talent 2. to retain valued employees 3. to raise moral and job satisfaction 4. to improve productivity 5. to reduce stress
  12. 12. WHEN PEOPLE WORK ◦ FLEXIBLE WORKING HOURS – altering the start and finish times of a working day, but maintaining the same number of hours worked per week ◦ PART TIME WORK – working fewer than the standard weekly hours. ◦ VARIABLE YEAR EMPLOYMENT – changing work hours over the month or through the year, depending on the demands of the job ◦ LEAVE – varying from leave in single days or leave without pay, to special or extended leave.
  13. 13. WHERE PEOPLE WORK 1. WORKING FROM HOME – this means working away from the main office, either full or part – time and on a regular or intermittent basis. 2. WORKING REMOTELY – in some industries, people may work at a different office, or in a client’s workplace for some or all of their working hours.
  14. 14. HOW PEOPLE WORK 1. JOB SHARING – two people sharing one full – time job on an ongoing basis. 2. PHASED RETIREMENT – reducing a full – time work commitment over a number of years before moving into retirement. 3. ANNUALIZED HOURS – working a set number of hours per year instead of numbers of hours per week.

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