Flexible working (Flexi-work) has become a popular mode of work today. It is an arrangement that allows people to work at different time and different locations. Many companies are now implementing this mode of work to enhance workforce and workplace agility. At the same time, more companies have start planning to adopt this mode of work in their organizations.
As revealed by our Global Talent Trend 2020 survey report, nearly two-thirds (64%) of employees say it is important to them that their company culture encourages flexible working. However, about one-third of senior leaders are not on board on flexible working as discovered. This indicates companies need to do more to enhance workforce agility and meet employees’ expectation.
To help companies better prepare, develop, implement and enhance their flexible work arrangements, we have developed the Flexible Work Arrangement Diagnostic Toolkit that includes:
Zone I: You may have already set a good foundation on the infrastructural and cultural side for flexi-work. You may need to work further to strengthen employee experience and evaluate employee engagement regularly for continuous improvement.
Zone II: You may have set a good foundation on the people and cultural side for flexi-work. You may need to identify necessary technologies and associated risk for implementing flexi-work such as cyber security. In addition, you need to ensure the HR policies, guidelines and performance management framework are in place to make flexi-work values to your business.
Zone III: You may have set a good foundation on the infrastructural side and risk mitigation for flexi-work. You may need to pay extra efforts on readiness diagnosis, change management and employee experience.
Zone IV: You may need to start working on flexi-work arrangement from assessing readiness and stakeholder alignment to taking actions so as to ensure business continuity and employee experience. In the meantime, efforts should be put on enhancing infrastructure, cyber security and performance management framework etc.