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Knowledge Share – Flexibility – Making it work

NAWO SA Knowledge Share Forum. Flexibility - Making it work

“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, increased 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 employees?

Join us to discuss these questions and many more. This forum will be facilitated by Jo Marshall from Culturise, and kindly hosted by Australian Rail Track Corporation.


  • What is the business case for flexible work?
  • What are the barriers inhibiting different types of employees accessing flexible work arrangements and how can we overcome them?
  • What are flexible work arrangements are available?
  • Do flexible working arrangements need to be formalized? Do we need a policy?
  • How can NAWO better support organisations to implement flexible work practices


‘Flexibility – Making it work’ NAWO SA Knowledge Share Forum

DATE: Wednesday 31 October 2018

TIME: 11.30am – 2.00pm (working lunch)

             (optional site tour 10.30 – 11.30am (max 6 participants)

HOST: Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC)

VENUE: ARTC, Building 1, Passenger Rail Terminal Road, Mile End SA 5031



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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

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