Knowledge Share – A Culture of Flexibility – making it work in the city and on site
Orica, 188 - 198 Churchill Ave, Subiaco WA
“There’s a great opportunity to begin to explore how we create an environment that is safe for people who want to have conversations about flexibility, who want to be flexible, vs. fighting that change.” – Peter Yobo, PricewaterhouseCoopers
The benefits of flexible working are widely established including reduced absenteeism, increase productivity and enhanced employee engagement and loyalty. Then why are so many organisations challenged to embrace it?
When we think of working flexibly we typically think of ‘working remotely’ or ‘starting late’ and ‘finishing early’. This type of flexible work however doesn’t suit everyone, and can’t necessarily be adopted by those who don’t work in an office.
If organisations are genuinely committed to providing flexible working arrangements for all employees, then what needs to be done? Do arrangements need to be formalised, or can they be informal? What kind of arrangements can be adopted? How do we overcome the challenges of providing flexibility to operational or FIFO employees?
Join us to discuss these questions and many more. This forum will be facilitated by Megan McCracken – NAWO Board Chair and Anna Dartnell – NAWO WA Sponsor, and kindly hosted by Orica.
Subject:‘A Culture of Flexibility – making it work in the city and on site’ NAWO Knowledge Share Forum
Date: Tuesday 31 July 2018
Time: 11.30am – 2pm (working lunch)
Location: Orica, 188 – 198 Churchill Ave, Subiaco WA
NAWO Knowledge Share Forums are member-only events limited to 12 participants – 1 per NAWO member organisation – who are passionate about driving diversity strategies forward in their organisations. The forums are designed to inspire the co-creation of pragmatic actions that will make a difference in the topic area by:
providing an opportunity to share and discuss research findings
identifying key learnings and points for discussion
sharing initiatives that participating NAWO members have implemented – what works, what doesn’t
identifying ideas that all participants can take forward and develop further in their own organisations
This is a terrific little interview with @kecatlin the author of “Better Allies: Everyday actions to Create Inclusive, Engaging Workplaces.”
It may inspire you to think about how you might refine your use of language to be more inclusive.