Flexible and agile workplaces

Historically, flexible working has evoked a negative perception where employees would be branded as less driven, less achievement-focused or less ambitious. Today, organisations realise that adopting a flexible working policy is critical to create an inclusive environment and attract talent, if they want to respond to the evolving needs of parents – working mothers, dual career families, single parents – and to the changing values of Generations X , Y and Z.

However, this talent will leave and search elsewhere unless agile and flexible working is truly ingrained in the culture of the organisation, where results are rewarded and senior leadership role model a new way of working.

Natalie Wilkins from Thriving Talent will share the theory and best practices to explore how an organisation can positively influence the adoption of agile and flexible working for more inclusion. Erwin Ollivier, CEO of Athlon, and Kristien Van den Branden (COO of Accenture) will illustrate what their organisations are doing in terms of innovative workplaces that reflect their inclusive culture.

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Best practices

Best practices – ELEVEN LEADERSHIP HABITS TO SUPPORT WORK-LIFE INTEGRATION by Thais Compoint, Declicinternational (Sep 25, 2018)

This is the third and final part of a three-part blog series that work-life integration: key concepts, facts, barriers and enablers. I’m focusing on what you need to know and to do as a leader to support different ways of working and reap the benefits of work-life integration for your team members and for your business.

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Best practices – Exemplar Employers Best Practice Recommendations Flexible Working from

In 2007 Opportunity Now partnered with the Government Equalities Office to identify 100 Exemplar Employers who were doing innovative work to address, Occupational Segregation, Equal Pay, Flexible Working, Training and Development, and Women Returners. Today the best practice recommendations are still relavent and provide an excellent basis for developing strategies to progress the narrowing of the gender pay gap and progress workplace opportunities for women.

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