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Flexible Work: Managing Flexibility

Author: XpertHR Editorial Team


Broad implementation of flexible work has unearthed novel and sometimes unexpected challenges. From inconsistent workplace policies and inadvertent discriminatory practices to employees feeling disconnected, some employers learned the hard way that without adequate organizational readiness, flexibility will not succeed.

Before launching or expanding a flexible work program, those responsible for flexible work implementation must secure support from all key stakeholders, from the C-suite and other leadership to line managers. Once buy-in is secured, an organization can move forward with implementing and managing their flexible work program. For this process to be successful, organizations should also be familiar with and ready to manage key components of flexible work.

This guide discusses these key components and why they are important. It also provides resources to support organizations as they move from strategic planning to execution. It should be reviewed together with the other parts of the Flexible Work series: