Work models that are flexible and successful take time to create. However,, if a company does it correctly, the benefits are high and far reaching. The leadership of a company should accept flexibility. Trusting people is essential to ensuring that flexibility succeeds. Flexibility encompasses many work qualities so having clarity about expectations will greatly benefit a company. Sharing success stories is also important. Finally, having managers who understand and support flexibility will go a long way to implementing it in a successful company.
- Leadership that supports and celebrates work flexibility can produce positive results.
- Trust and clarity can both bolster the performance of work flexibility.
- Storytelling, front-line management, and establishing starting points will also strengthen work flexibility.
“During consulting assignments, one of the biggest barriers to workplace flexibility that FlexCareers is tasked to overcome, is a lack of trust.”