The Coronavirus pandemic precipitated seismic shifts in the way we all live and work. For many, this included a rapid adjustment to remote and flexible working, and for managers, a rapid adjustment to managing remote and flexibly working teams.
A recent survey by CIPD found that three-quarters of employers believe that the demand for flexible working among employees will increase once lockdown measures have been lifted.
CIPD advise that organisations will have to improve how they support and manage staff working from home and flexibly in other ways if they are going to get the best out of them. Line managers will have to become more comfortable in managing performance based on outcomes rather than the time people spend in the physical workplace.
Join this webinar to explore how you can do so, to make sure you are effectively managing truly flexible teams.
The University of Birmingham’s Work Inclusivity Research Centre (WIRC) is a dynamic community of researchers and partners who are committed to the critically engaged study of issues of equality, diversity and inclusion in employment, and who are guided by principles of social justice. WIRC is based within Birmingham Business School but includes colleagues from across disciplines such as sociology, economics, industrial relations, and psychology. WIRC is made up of six work streams, Diversity and Inclusivity within Organisations; Inclusivity in Education; Inclusive Labour Governance and Employee Voice; Trust; Labour Market Inequalities and Disadvantages; and Wellbeing in the Workplace.
Dr Daniel Wheatley, Work Inclusivity Research Centre University of Birmingham
Daniel Wheatley is based in the Department of Management at the University of Birmingham. His research focuses on workplace well-being including job quality, work-life balance and flexible working arrangements, spatial dimensions of work including work-related travel, and other aspects of time-use including leisure time, and the household division of labour.
Dan is author of Time Well Spent: Subjective Well-being and the Organization of Time and editor of the Edward Elgar Handbook of Research Methods on the Quality of Working Lives. His work has appeared in a number of edited volumes, and in peer reviewed journals including the Cambridge Journal of Economics; Gender, Work and Organization; Industrial Relations Journal; New Technology, Work and Employment; Work, Employment and Society, and; Work and Occupations.
Working well in uncertain times: the benefits of working at home:
Remote work and worker well-being during the pandemic:
This webinar is part of our Growth Through People 2021 campaign. You needn’t have attended other Growth Through People sessions to attend this one.
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