The enforced trial of homeworking brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated to many that it works better than they could have imagined and perceived barriers have faded away as managers have learned to design work differently.

These guides, based on the seven strategies recommended by our report, Flexible working: lessons from the pandemic, offer practical advice for people professionals and managers

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Flexible location: seven strategies for hybrid working

Flexible hours: seizing the opportunity?

Flexibility of hours has changed less than flexibility of location during the pandemic: employers have not experienced an ‘enforced trial’ of flexible hours. Because there has been no mass trial, opportunities for mass learning on flexibility of hours have been fewer – but there is an opportunity to explore flexibility of hours for your team.


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