TOPIC - FLEXIBLE & VIRTUAL WORKING
How to... have conversations about flexible & virtual working
Understanding Flexible & Virtual Working
Flexible working allows employees to alter working hours, either by reducing hours or adapting when the hours are worked. It can also include where the hours are worked. As the world becomes more digital the ability to work virtually is increasing. We are operating in a changing work environment.
Things to consider
In order to manage expectations on all sides, this should be considered. A temporary solution may be required because of a specific situation, or trialling something may help make a decision about what is best in the long term
Allowing individuals to take responsibility for their own working environments and commitments can boost productivity
Look at the situation from both sides of the coin and different perspectives to give the solution the best chance
IT is a key consideration for flexible and virtual working? How can this best be supported. How do you ensure there is a healthy and safe set up physically?