There's abundant evidence to show (see our research page) that where managers and staff have developed the skills and behaviours to manage work/life/flexibility issues, the implementation of the strategy has a greater chance of success.
Our highly participative workshops are based on adult learning principles and include a range of activities such as case studies, group discussions and skills practices which ensure the full involvement of all participants. Take a look at just some of the options we have a available.
Manager Workshops & Briefing sessions
The commitment and involvement of managers at all levels of the organisation is crucial to the long term success of an organisation's work/life strategy. Employees look to their leaders to demonstrate understanding and recognition of the issues that affect them and want their manager’s support in accessing the organisations policies and programs.
Our workshops, and briefing sessions can provide guidance, skills, and tools, which enable managers to implement work/life options and flexible work practices, in a way which complements and supports the business goals and values.
The issues addressed in manager workshops (which are customised for each client) can include:
- Understanding the differing needs of intergenerational groups within the workplace
- The business case for developing flexibility and implementing workplace change
- Legislative requirements and how best to work within the framework. (Fair Work Act 2010)
- Responding appropriately to requests for a flexible work arrangement
- Successfully introducing work/life strategies within the workgroup
- Implementing flexible work practices within the team
- Leadership skills and behaviours that assist managers to address the day-to-day work/life balance issues within their teams.
Senior Manager Briefings
Senior management sessions focus on strategic business issues and outcomes. They are customised for each client so as to meet specific organisational needs.
The sessions can include an overview of compliance issues, particularly those relating to the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations which relate to Women on Boards and other Diversity requirements, as well as the Fair Work Act 2010. Our consultants would welcome the opportunity to discuss your specific needs and priorities and develop an appropriate briefing session.
The challenges of managing personal work/life balance issues are addressed through
- Skill based workshops
- Lunch and Learn sessions
- Briefing sessions
- Presentations at in-house conferences.
These programs are designed to assist staff understand what ‘work/life balance’ means for them and to subsequently develop their goals and action plans to ensure they are able to manage their personal and work responsibilities in a manner that is appropriate for themselves, their families and their workplace.
Our consultants are able to design and facilitate sessions for both managers and employees who wish to access flexible work arrangements within their workplace and ensure their successful implementation. These programs include the use of the Flexible Work Arrangement Tool Kits.