Workplace Flexibility:Creating a Legend in Its Own Time

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Workplace Flexibility:Creating a Legend in Its Own Time. Workplace Flexibility is the dynamic relationship about how, when and where work is done and how careers are organized that works for both the employer and the employee.

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Workplace Flexibility:Creating a Legend in Its Own Time

  1. 1. Workplace Flexibility: Creating a Legend in Its Own Time
  2. 2. Twiga Foundation Sticking Your Neck Out to Save the World
  3. 3. <ul><li>Workplace Flexibility is the dynamic relationship about how, when and where work is done and how careers are organized that works for both the employer and the employee. </li></ul>Workplace Flexibility is not an Illusion
  4. 4. Leap Tall Buildings in a Single Bound
  5. 5. <ul><li>Imagine work/life fit that integrates work responsibilities and their family obligations so both prosper. </li></ul><ul><li>Experience the positive environmental and financial impacts of having employees in the most suitable location to enhance results and increase productivity. </li></ul><ul><li>Conceive a culture in which 4 generations work together to grow and manage their careers in a global economy. </li></ul>Workplace Flexibility Xray Vision A Meeting in a Flash
  6. 6. <ul><li>Confirm the research that flexibility leads to more committed employees; reducing absenteeism and turnover costs and increasing productivity and stock value. </li></ul><ul><li>Trust that an effective and flexible workplace is a business imperative. </li></ul>Workplace Flexibility Xray Vision A Meeting in a Flash
  7. 7. Leap Tall Buildings in a Single Bound
  8. 8. Super Powers of Workplace Flexibility
  9. 9. Super Powers of Workplace Flexibility
  10. 10. Super Powers of Workplace Flexibility
  11. 11. Super Powers of Workplace Flexibility
  12. 12. Super Powers of Workplace Flexibility
  13. 13. a meeting in a Flash
  14. 14. <ul><li>“ The new model of work should be based on the concept of accountability. The goal of this model is to transform the way we work and enhance the way we live. </li></ul><ul><li>The Accountability Model will enable organizations to design work arrangements that are adaptable to the ebb and flow of both the economy and life changes.” </li></ul><ul><li>All workers have caregiving responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>All workers will need to adjust the time they spend doing paid and unpaid work at various stages of their lives. </li></ul><ul><li>All workers are responsible for achieving desired outcomes. </li></ul><ul><li>Created by Amy Brown and Rachel Barbour, Senior Consultants, Twiga Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Based on research from WF2010 and Families & Work Institute </li></ul>Accountability Model “a meeting in a flash”
  15. 15. <ul><li>When is it acceptable for an employee to use a flexible work arrangement? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the unwritten work rules? </li></ul><ul><li>Who made up the work rules? When were the rules created? </li></ul><ul><li>In the current business climate, do these rules produce desired outcomes? </li></ul>Super Powers of Workplace Flexibility “ a meeting in a flash”
  16. 16. a meeting in a Flash
  17. 17. National Super Heroes on Workplace Flexibility
  18. 18. Workplace Flexibility: Creating The Conversation 1. Do you think flexibility is a business imperative or an employee accommodation? Why? 2. What is one flexible work arrangement your employer does or could easily offer? A Meeting in a Flash
  19. 19. Workplace Flexibility: Creating The Conversation 3. How would flexibility enhance recruitment, engagement and retention of your workforce? 4. How could flexibility be a tool to increase productivity? 5. What do you see as the biggest hurdle in creating a more flexible workplace? A Meeting in a Flash
  20. 20. <ul><li>Trust </li></ul><ul><li>Team Work </li></ul><ul><li>Employees First </li></ul><ul><li>Renewal </li></ul><ul><li>Dual Centric Workforce </li></ul>Super Power Characteristics of a Flexible Workplace
  21. 21. <ul><li>Job Challenge and Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Use my skills and abilities </li></ul><ul><li>Work is meaningful </li></ul><ul><li>Work is creative </li></ul><ul><li>Do different things </li></ul><ul><li>Learn new things </li></ul><ul><li>Work-Life Fit </li></ul><ul><li>Supervisor and Co-Worker support to manage my work and family responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule flexibility to manage work and family life </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule/shift meets my needs and the job needs </li></ul>Key Components of a Super Effective and Flexible Workplace
  22. 22. <ul><li>Autonomy </li></ul><ul><li>Say in what happens in my job responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom to decide how to do my job best </li></ul><ul><li>Be myself on my job </li></ul><ul><li>Supervisor Task Support </li></ul><ul><li>Support when I have a work challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition of work well done </li></ul><ul><li>Informed of things I need to know to do a good job </li></ul>Key Components of a Super Effective and Flexible Workplace
  23. 23. <ul><li>Climate of Respect and Trust </li></ul><ul><li>Trust what management says </li></ul><ul><li>Managers deal ethically with employees and clients </li></ul><ul><li>Managers seek information and new ideas from employees </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Security </li></ul><ul><li>Satisfaction with earnings </li></ul><ul><li>Satisfaction with benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Satisfaction with career advancement opportunities </li></ul>Key Components of a Super Effective and Flexible Workplace
  24. 24. You are Super Heroes of HR
  25. 25. <ul><li>Apply for the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility on line at www.whenworkworks.org </li></ul><ul><li>Join in the national conversation on workplace flexibility through social networking www.wfnetork.bc.edu/blog/ </li></ul><ul><li>Visit www.workplaceflexibility.org for more information and access to the latest research </li></ul>Continuing the Conversation… A Meeting in a Flash
  26. 26. <ul><li>Visit the White House Council on Women and Girls Website to read more and register for the Work-flex Event Starter Kit http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/cwg/work-flex-kit/sample </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up as a champion with Corporate Voices for Working Families www.corporatevoices.org/our-work/flescampaign </li></ul><ul><li>Contact the Twiga Foundation, Inc www.twigafoundation.org for more tools and assistance in creating an effective and flexible workplace </li></ul>Continuing the Conversation… A Meeting in a Flash

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