COVID-19, Flexibility & Inclusion

Events with a significant impact on Australian business, such as the COVID-19 outbreak have highlighted the need for organisations to pivot to flexible work at short notice whilst still achieving business goals.

However, it is important for organisations to consider inclusion as a key aspect of their work practice, whether working from an office, a site or remotely.

Please note: The following resources are regularly updated and new information may be added from time to time.

News

DCA flex resources for Coronavirus

News articles

The DCA team is working hard to continue to provide members with the services they've come to expect, with special resources and events on flex for COVID-19

COVID-19: How Australian Businesses Can Use Flexibility as a Business Tool

Media releases

DCA has urged Australian workplaces to use flexibility as a business tool to help with continuity in the face of disruptions due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Perspectives

COVID Conversations: Deloitte and Clare Harding

Q&A

In the second of our ‘COVID Conversations’ with DCA members, Clare Harding from Deloitte Australia explains that prior investment in planning for the virtual office has paid off, equipping them with the necessary resources and mind-set to scale up as the crisis unfolded.

COVID Conversations: Coles & Russell James

Q&A

With the potential impact of COVID-19 on our health system and economy generating fear and uncertainty in the community, supermarket employees – deemed essential workers – have emerged as the unsung heroes of the pandemic frontline.

Call me by my name | COVID -19

Poster with the words: Be kind
Blog

As coronavirus panic sparks increased racism DCA CEO Lisa Annese reminds us of the unity, kindness, and respect needed to endure this human crisis.

Coming events

02 Jun 2020

This Diversity Leadership Program event explores the phenomenon of diversity fatigue and how D&I practitioners can counter it.

16 Jun 2020

The number of domestic and family violence victims seeking urgent assistance during the COVID-19 lockdown has increased as many are isolated at home with their perpetrators.

01 Jul 2020

As restrictions start to ease and the economy responds, it’s timely consider what the workplace of the future will look like and importantly, how we can ensure that the road to recovery is inclusive. This webinar will feature a panel of industry and academic experts and practitioners who will examine these issues .

15 Jul 2020

At this webinar we will look at the impact of COVID-19 on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities from a health and economic perspective and we would like to invite representatives from government, business and community to discuss the challenges and impacts that the virus is having.

Webcasts from past events

Hosted by Cisco Systems Australia Pty Ltd
11 May 2020

As COVID-19 continues to impact people’s health, wellbeing and livelihoods across the globe, staying mentally healthy is a huge challenge, especially given the changes to our everyday lives and onslaught of negative daily news.

Hosted by Cisco Systems Australia Pty Ltd
15 Apr 2020

As many of us are now working from home, staying connected and productive can be a challenge if you have caring responsibilities.