How to negotiate and manage a successful flexible working arrangement
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This toolkit is designed to help employees understand what flexible working arrangements are, how to request them, and how to integrate flexible working practices into existing work arrangements.
Introducing flexible working arrangements to a job and team can be quite complex, and integrating flexible work practices into your existing work can also be challenging.
This free toolkit from WGEA provides information and advice about a number of important issues:
- what flexibility means in terms of changes to existing work arrangements
- how to request flexibility to maximise your chances of success
- things to consider before requesting flexible working arrangements
- how to make flexibility work for you dealing with issues that can arise over time.
Section 1: Introduction
- What is flexibility?
- The benefits of flexibility for teams and organisations
Section 2: Requesting flexibility
- Identify a few flexibility options that could work for you
- Expressing your interest in flexibility
Section 3: Making flexibility work
- Preparing for flexibility
- Monitoring, evaluating, adjusting and consolidating flexibility
- Ongoing management of flexibility
- Managing yourself
- What to do if problems arise
What is flexibility?
Flexible working arrangements, as defined by the Fair Work Ombudsman, are changes to the standard hours, patterns and locations of work.
Flexible working arrangements are usually implemented in response to a request from an employee.
While any employee can request flexibility from their employer, only some employees are specifically entitled under the Fair Work Act to make a request.
More details are available on the Fair Work Ombudsman’s website
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