Myth Busting Flexibility


The future of work demands flexibility in the way individuals, teams, and organisations work. Yet many Australian organisations have struggled to respond to this challenge – workplace flexibility is yet to be standard business practice in most workplaces.

One critical stumbling block has been the myths about workplace flexibility that abound. These discourage organisations and individuals from engaging in flexible work. They keep flexible work and flexible careers on the margins rather than mainstream.

In the guide below, we draw on research to debunk some of the more common myths and inaccurate assumptions about workplace flexibility.

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The suggested citation for this report is:

Diversity Council Australia, Myth Busting Flexibility: Using Evidence to Debunk Common Myths and Assumptions, Sydney, Diversity Council Australia, 2018.