Flexible Working: Why Do We Treat It As a Women-Only Issue?
Many people still equate the term “flexible working” with part-time work, but this idea is reductive, and in many cases, simply incorrect. People often confuse the two because traditionally, most jobs advertised have exclusively been for full-time or part-time positions. However, there is now a far greater variety of ways to work flexibly.
Stegmeier Consulting Group’s Insight…
What do we mean when we talk about flexible working? In this interview, Tracey Eker sheds some light on the often vague or misrepresented ideas people have about flexwork. She points out how it can be beneficial, what forms flexible work can take, and some of the benefits it can have to the economy at large.Many people still equate the term “flexible working” with part-time work, but Eker emphasizes that flexible working is not meant only for part time jobs. She argues that is more universally applicable and should not be restricted to certain situations.
At Stegmeier Consulting we have learned through years or research and experience that every flexible work situation can be different. Flexible work programs are inextricably tied to company culture and values and are more effective when well-defined and planned out. Employees and managers need training to help them handle the challenges of remote working and a clearly defined structure to help them understand what’s expected of them under the flexible work program.
Stegmeier Consulting Group can assist with a wide range of challenges involved in implementing a workplace change initiative. Contact us to find out how our services can help your organization.
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