Access our Flexible First Toolkit, Flexible First Frontrunners Interview Series & Case Studies and our event content, all designed to help organisations on their journey to becoming #FlexibleFirst.
This toolkit is designed to give leaders and talent the information and strategies they need to implement two-way flexible working in their organisations. We look at the business case, what flexible working in all its forms really means, some of the possible hurdles (and how to address them) and – most importantly – how to get started.
CEO of ITV, Dame Carolyn McCall is the first in our #FlexibleFirst Frontrunner interview series featuring some of the very best UK business leaders at the forefront of #flexibleworking. Watch the interviews in full here as they go live over the next few months, and please do follow @WACL2 on Instagram, where we’re launching each new episode in the series with one short Q&A segment shared each day over the course of a week.
WACL’s Flexible First Frontrunner interview series is produced by our brilliant partners NPL Media Ltd.
I think it’s a common mistake that people mix up home working and flexible working. We know from a survey of our employees that the way people would like to work is about 40% in the office, 60% at home. That’s why we’ve looked at both our technology and our leadership capabilities, and focused much more on encouraging people to find the right way of working for them than a way of working” ~
Katrina Lowes, Head of Marketing, Vodafone Business
I think that the experience (of lockdown) has been an awakening. I don’t think that we will ever go back to the 9-5 – the 5 days in the office with a daily commute. We have said to all of our teams that we are not going back to the way of working in offices that we left in March. It’s going to be a big shift and people need to have the right mindset. And there has to be trust “ ~
A WACL Webinar: How to be a #FlexibleFirst Organisation, October 6, 2020
Featuring phenomenal perspectives from three WACL leaders who have already seen the multiple benefits within their own organisations, we were delighted to have so many attendees join us to hear their stories. If you missed it, you can access the webinar recording in full on the Zoom link here, or watch the individual presentations and interviews below
Introduction: Catherine Becker
Presentation: Mel Exon
Conclusion: Catherine Becker
AllBright x WACL Wednesday, November 4, 2020
On the day the US election results began to roll in and on the eve of the second UK lockdown, Mel Exon (Campaigning committee 2020/21) joined Claire Enders and Anna Jones for a WACL Wednesday event where the panel looked at the global consequences of the She-cession on business, families and society. They debated the evidence and discussed advice and actionable ideas for what businesses, leaders and women can all do to prevent further setbacks, including the major role flexible working can play.