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Smart Working Workshops

Insight and Training for Managers and Employees


Flexibility runs high quality workshops to help you start your journey into smart or flexible working, and to support the changes that managers and employees need to make to ensure success.

Here are our three top workshops:

Senior Management Insight

How do you get started with Smart Working? What should you be aiming to achieve?

Flexibility.co.uk's Senior Management Insight Workshops will help your leaders understand the possibilities and potential, and enable them to develop the shared strategic vision that will underpin a transformation programme.

Typically this is with a small group of senior managers, and preferably including those in charge of the People, Technology, Property and Finance functions.

Workshops include:

  • Benchmarking examples of how Smart Working is delivering benefits for other organisations
  • Principles underlying Smart Working
  • The components of a strategic and integrated programme
  • Ways to measure and maximise the benefits
  • Scoping the particular benefits for your organisation
  • How to build the business case
  • Aligning Smart Working with your other strategic priorities
  • Developing the vision to underpin a future programme.

The session is ideal for including as part of Senior Management Team training or 'away day'.

This workshop can also work well in conjunction with Smart Working Opportunity Audit.

We know that Smart and Flexible Working programmes that do not have buy-in or support from the top tend to fail or deliver minimal returns.  So why not get the Senior Team and corporate vision aligned from the start?

Managing Smart Working

When Smart Working is introduced, managers need to learn to manage in different ways.  Our one-day workshop for managers covers:

  • Understanding Smart Working: what other organisations are doing, their reasons for making the change and what they are achieving
  • The role of the manager in implementing and supporting change
  • Introduction to managing new ways of more mobile and flexible working - what’s the difference?
  • Management by results rather than presence
  • Promoting virtual community and developing a trust-based culture
  • Communications for Smart Working teams
  • Guidelines and protocols for virtual teamwork and interaction with office-based workers
  • Dealing with anticipated problems and issues.

The sessions are highly interactive, and can be customised to reflect your particular programme aims, policies, practices and terminology.

Smart Work Teamwork

Both managers and team members can sometimes worry about the impact of new and less familiar ways of working.  Our Smart Work Teamwork workshop is designed to enable team members to address the issues and challenges in a positive way. The outcome will be that they understand the nature and practices of remote/distributed/virtual teamwork better, and can design their own solutions for more effective teamwork.

This workshop covers:

  • Advanced practice in flexible and remote working: some insight into what other organisations are doing, their reasons for making the change, how they organise and manage remote working and what they are achieving
  • Working more flexibly and remotely: analysing what is different
  • Barriers and perceived disadvantages – and how to deal with them
  • Working with less direct supervision: roles, responsibilities and issues
  • Communications best practice, including both behaviours and effective use of technologies
  • Guidelines for virtual teamwork and team-building
  • Team protocols or charters
  • Managing the work/life interface
  • Best practice in mobile working and home offices – set-up, ergonomics, health and safety.

The aim is to help employees take their thinking forward, challenge assumptions, understand and buy into remote working, and become more confident about making the necessary changes and adopting the new ways of working.

The workshop is designed to be as interactive as possible, to encourage participants to engage with the issues and work through solutions.

 


 

Further information and costs

The basic cost of a one-day workshop is £1400 (+ expenses + VAT)

A half-day workshop is £900 (+ expenses + VAT)

Where there are a series of workshops, or additional services are bought sas part of a package, there may be scope for a reduction.

If extensive customisation is required entailing additional work or visits in preparation, there may be additional costs.

Contact Andy Lake to discuss your requirements and for a quote:

+44 (0)7967 500135
andy.lake@flexibility.co.uk
 

 


 

 

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