<Insert date and facilitator name>. Session objectives. To increase our understanding of the value of implementing flexible working arrangements To provide practical strategies to successfully implement flexible working arrangements. Agenda.
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9:00am Setting the scene – understanding flexible work practices & managers’ responsibilities
9:15 am The good management process
10.30am Morning tea
10.45am Challenges for effectively managing employees working flexibly:
12.15 Next steps
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You raised the following issues: < insert issues raised by workshop participants in their pre-workshop questionnaire >
Well managed flexible work options can:
… working flexibly is not only for women with young children!!!
Your role is to ensure business outcomes are maintained and to follow the defined processes – not to validate the individual’s need to work flexibly.
You are a manager of a small team that has some direct client contact.
A staff member, who has a young child, wants to work from home. He needs to maintain his current income. You do not believe that his role suits this arrangement. He provides office based support to the team and answers the general enquiry telephone line for the unit.
Another team member has been approved to occasionally work from home when she has major reports or other stand-alone projects to complete.
What do you do and why? How do you continue to support him in his role?Case Study
Managers need to:
Flexible working arrangements can impact an employee’s entitlements, particularly when hours are reduced.
10.30 – 10.45am
How to give constructive feedback
Bad habits to avoid when giving
What will you be doing differently as a manager going forward?
There are no guarantees that all your people management problems will be solved but applying flexible work practices will help.
Insert the name and telephone number of the agency HR contact person who can help.