We're delighted to announce the launch of a 2nd
updated edition of the Smart Working Handbook.
The launch took place at the Department for
Business, Innovation and Skills at an evening
The first edition of the Smart Working Handbook
was published in June 2011. Since then, as well as
the original print run, there have been more than
10,000 downloads from Flexibility.co.uk and its
It has also been enormously
influential in helping to shape the way that
organisations work. Business, public sector and
non-profit organisaitions are finding this
strategic and business-focused approach to
‘flexibility as normal’ is a powerful way to achieve
benefits for employers, employees and wider society.
The Handbook has been adopted or adapted by many
organisations as their internal guide to Smart
Working. Working with the Cabinet Office we have
also adapted it to become the UK central
government’s Guide for Smart Working in Government.
The approach has become a key plank in the
government’s Efficiency & Reform programme.
However, time moves on and the time is now right for
a new edition of the Handbook. As well as updating
to take account of new developments, the new edition
has new sections on ergonomics and wellbeing, plus
new case studies.
This new edition is supported by Plantronics,
Citrix, CMI Workplace, Saint-Gobain Ecophon,
Workplace Manager, and Vision29 – all companies with
great expertise in developing smarter working. And
many thanks to the Department for Business
Innovation & Skills who will be hosting the event,
with addiitonal support from Plantronics.