Making Flexibility Work in Reality with Mark Mortensen
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Everyone says they want flexibility, but does that mean the same thing for everyone? As a manager, how can you support flexibility in unique ways for your teams without sacrificing performance and coordination?
Moving away from a fixed mindset for hybrid and flexible work; aim for a “minimum viable product”, then reassess in six months. Use iteration to your advantage to avoid making high cost decisions.
Trust is Reciprocal
Place trust in your employees, and create opportunities to display success and reliability for them, and for you as their manager. The reciprocal nature of trust will create a positive feedback loop. Managers need to take the time to listen to employees, and employees need to take the time to communicate and update their managers.
Model the Behavior
Flexibility cannot thrive (and yield benefits for recruiting, morale, and resiliency) if managers punish or withhold opportunities from those who use flexibility, or if managers do not model flexibility themselves. Work remotely, flex your own schedule, and reinforce that employees can truly use flexibility to be happier and more productive.
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We’ve created an integrated framework called Balanced Work. In response to the rapidly changing work environment, Balanced Work offers a phased and flexible approach that knits together key workday factors: location, scheduling, and commuting. Browse our collection of guides that explore this emerging new future. Each guide is packed with in-depth research, practical advice, case studies, and ready-made templates. Dive on in.