Mainstreaming flexibility by team redesign - PERTH PRESENTATION
DCA Chairman David Morrison AO & CEO Lisa Annese are making the trip west in early May to update Perth members on the rationale behind the guidelines for mainstreaming flexibility by team re-design.
Following on from the 2016 release of DCA’s Future-Flex for the retail sector, DCA launched Phase 2 of this project in February, providing new guidance on how to redesign a team’s work to enable flexibility – now applicable to all sectors.
For most organisations, the biggest challenge for implementing flexibility involves the team. So it follows that the best opportunities for change rest at this level. In fact, work design at the team level is critical to enable flexibility in individual jobs to be sustained. This needs to involve:
- Reviewing the components of all team members’ jobs (e.g. tasks, duties, responsibilities, location, timing), rather than just one individual employee’s.
- Having employees and managers work together to come up with team-based flexibility solutions, rather than managers doing this in isolation or with just one employee.
This session will include opportunities for audience members to discuss in small groups what it takes to embed flexibility in teams and how they could introduce a Future-Flex approach in their own workplace.
Challenge: Bring your team along to get the maximum opportunity from your collective participation in this event focused on Team Design.
This project is a partnership initiative between DCA, the Retail Council, National Australia Bank, Allens, IBM, BAE Systems Australia and IAG, which provides practical guidance for managers, teams, and individuals on how to implement and mainstream workplace flexibility through work design.