“It was eye opening for line managers” Rachael Cornwall, Anglian Ruskin University

“It was eye opening for line managers” Rachael Cornwall, Anglian Ruskin University

Flexible Workplace Workshops

WHAT ARE THEY?

Two workshops designed specifically to support a change in company culture and challenge negative perceptions of flexible working.

WHO ARE THEY FOR?

Our Managing Flexibly Workshop is for supporters and challengers of flexible working and designed to address harmful assumptions and open minds to the benefits of flexible working.

Our Career Progression and Flexible Working Workshop equips potentially trapped employees – working flexibly or part-time – with tools to develop their careers.

WHAT HAPPENS AT THE WORKSHOPS?

Our workshops blend psychology, theory, guided discussions and practical exercises, which employees can put into practise immediately. Workshops also help kick-start conversations among senior staff and line managers about the benefits and challenges of a flexible working culture. These may include successful flexible working practices already in place.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR EMPLOYERS?

  • Challenges negative assumptions of flexible working, creating a catalyst for cultural change.
  • Highlights existing successful flexible working practices, harnessing internal support and building momentum.
  • Flexible workplaces are better places to work. They support retention, attract the best people, and show the company in a positive light.
  • Flexible workers, no longer hampered by restrictive working practices, are more motivated and productive. Happy employees make happier companies.

WHAT YOUR PEERS HAVE SAID ABOUT OUR FLEXIBLE WORKPLACE WORKSHOPS

“The workshops were unique in style for us in ARU as we hadn’t previously led a session for staff and then their managers. The staff session gave excellent grounding for the session with their line managers later in the day. All delegates rated the session highly as it provided practical, personal ideas and recommendations for furthering their career or supporting those that work for them. It was eye opening for line managers and we were able to challenge assumptions and promote our Part time and Flexible Working Forum through this work.

Rachael Cornwall, Anglian Ruskin University

Next Steps

For more details on our Flexible Workplace Workshops or for support to develop a business case for implementation, get in touch.

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