If you need some help to take forward a flexible
or smart working programme, who better to ask than
the people who have been ahead of the game for
nearly 20 years?
The three key areas where we can
provide expertise are in advising & analysis, events
& training, writing & research.
Any job can be as extensive as the client
requires. However, to be as transparent as
possible, we offer well-defined services with prices
as far as we can in the sections below.
For public sector organisations, it is useful to
know that many of these services can come in
significantly below thresholds for tendering, and
are ideal for preparing the ground for larger
implementation projects with any supplier or your
A summary of services is given
below. There is further detail for some via
the links on the left.
Advising & Analysis
Events & Training
Writing and Research
Here is a summary of services.
All prices are exclusive of VAT and
expenses (e.g. travel expenses if
A Smart Working Opportunity Audit is an initial scoping and
analysis exercise to help you decide how to take
forward smart or flexible working in your
- assessing the current extent and limitations
of existing initiatives in smart, agile or
flexible working - including investigating
reasons why any current projects may not be
delivering the benefits
- evaluating the opportunities to achieve
measurable business benefits through new ways of
- provide recommendations on the way forward
across the people, property and technology
The process involves stakeholder interviews
and evaluation of existing data, strategies and
policies within the organisation.
range for this service is from £7k.
organisations are recognising that they
have policies that need to be 'upgraded'
as smart working is developed and
flexible working moves from the fringes
to the mainstream.
Our guidance will
help you develop the right policies in
the context of your organisation for a
positive and strategic approach to
flexible working: flexibility as normal
rather than as exception.
- Review only: c£2000
- Review and Rewrite: c£4500
Smart Working Strategy
We can work with you to develop your
Smart Working strategy, developing
the Vision, Smart Working
principles, leadership messages and
We work with you to
develop an integrated strategy,
helping your teams in HR, Property,
Facilities and IT to work together
and modify their strategies to
support new ways of working.
Flexibility.co.uk is vendor
neutral, and can work with in-house
teams and third-party suppliers as
necessary. There is a strong
emphasis on knowledge transfer.
Developing Smart Working is not a
one-off event or quick fix, so it is
important to organisations to
develop their in-house capabilities
to roll out the changes across the
us to discuss your requirements.
Advice and support as
In addition to the services above, we are
soemtimes engaged to work alongside the in-house
team as a 'critical friend'. The role involves
advising on and challenging the internal programme,
providing expert advice to help develop invitations
to tender to external contractors, evaluate work
undertaken and provide external benchmarking of
us to discuss your requirements.
Events & Training
Manager and Employee Workshops
Andy Lake has been running workshops
for managers about new ways of
working since the mid 1990s.
fall into the following areas:
- Senior Manager Insight
- Managing teams and
performance in the context of
- Teamwork techniques for
Prices can vary according to
the level of preparation
required (e.g. to customise to
particular client requirements).
The basic rate however is
£900 for a half day workshop
with up to 15 people, or £1400
for whole-day workshop.
We can run in-House Seminars
along the lines of our
Flexibility Seminars to provide
insights into the new world of
These differ from the
workshops in that they will have
a larger audience and a number
of external speakers presenting
'how to' sessions and case
studies. We put together the
programme and find the best
speakers to meet our
In some cases
these have involved a number of
partner organisations in an area
joining together to look at the
issues and options.
basis that a host organisation
provides the venue and the
catering, prices for this start
1 to 1 Training or Mentoring
Supporting the implementation of
Smart Working takes people into
new and sometimes unfamiliar
With our extensive
knowledge of implementations
across sectors, we can provide
support on best practice and
help you deal with challenging
issues that might emerge.
we can also advise on developing
the right levels and methods of
Please contact us for
details and options.
Speaking at your event
Andy Lake is a frequent speaker
at conferences on new ways of
working, receiving very high
ratings from delegates for the
quality of the content and
engaging style of delivery.
Please contact us to discuss
Your own Smart Work Handbook
In response to popular demand,
we can customise the Smart
Working Handbook for internal
use in your organisation, to
include your own case studies,
protocols, policy references,
technology and facility options,
Prices for this are from
£6500 depending on the level of
We can provide copy for
newspapers, magazines, websites
and in-house publications on
issues to do with the new world
of work and the impacts of new
ways of working on society.
Our pricing is based on NUJ
rates - please contact us to
discuss your proposed feature.
We are often asked for
permission to reprint articles
For commercial purposes we will
ask for a fee. For
educational purposes, especially
short extracts, we may not.
Please contact us to discuss.
Flexibility has a long track
record of collaboration in
innovative research. This
is often in the field of the
impacts of new ways of working
on business, the economy,
society, land use and transport.
We are happy to be approached
both to undertake research and
to be a partner in research
project in this field.
Attached Expert Services
We have also participated in
numerous international research
projects as providing expert
services in the field of
smart/flexible working and their
- The EU-funded Smart
Economic Growth project,
where we acted as attached
expert to the UK partners,
providing expertise on Smart
Organisations and Smart use
- The STELLA project - an
EU/US project looking at
transport futures, our role
being in the field of the
impacts of new ways of
working on transport.
Pease contact us to
discuss your requirements.