Want to lead the way with a flexible hybrid working environment in 2022? But not sure where to start? In this blog, we will explain how to write a great flexible hybrid workplace policy that works for everyone!
What is flexible working?
Flexibility isn't offering to work a 9-5 at the office on Monday, Wednesday and Friday only. But, what you think your team wants vs what your team actually needs may be a huge difference.
And this is where many companies go wrong...
𝗔𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗽𝘂𝘁𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼𝘂𝗰𝗵 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗵𝘆𝗯𝗿𝗶𝗱 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗻𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮?
Make sure you follow these steps:
step 1 - Talk to your people: the easiest way to find out what people need is to ask!
What kind of holidays matter to them, do they want mental health days, more training, or just the freedom to work from home if needed?
step 2 - What is the minimum commitment?
Do you want everyone at least in the office every Tuesday? Or are you happy with weekly check-ins via zoom? What are your non-negotiables when it comes to offering flexibility?
step 3 - Make the plan and ask for feedback
Ask the employees for feedback on the new plans and listen.
step 4 - Publish the draft and communicate
Make sure the draft is published, send to every member and is easily accessible, both offline and online.
step 5 - Review and adjust frequently
Congratulations you have the new policy in place. However, writing something on "paper" might not work out as well in real life. Review the new policy frequently to ensure it works for the employees as well as the business.
step 6 - Provide training for senior staff to support their teams
Nothing can be more overwhelming than quick change without any support or guides.
𝗟𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗮𝗻 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗹𝘂𝘀𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝗲𝗻𝘃𝗶𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗻𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗴𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗵𝘆𝗯𝗿𝗶𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲.
The workshop series "Highly Effective Hybrid Working - The New Way of Defining Success in the Workplace" will help your managers implement a strategy that will:
- Make your team feel included which means better engagement and better results
- Help you save costs because less time is wasted
- Increase productivity
- Create equal opportunities, no matter what gender, or location
- Attract and retain top female talent (because twice as many women left the workforce during the Great Resignation than men... act now before it's too late).
Contact Susanne Grant here to find out if your company qualifies for this unique workshop series.
Two-Time Bestselling Author, Multi-Award-Winning Work-life Balance Expert, Keynote Speaker - Susanne Grant - will transform the way you think about success in the workplace as she is helping your employees to be healthier, happier & more efficient.