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WIBF Partner Roundtable: The Evolution of Flexible Working arrangements

event date May 02, 2024 event timing 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Members: FREE

Event overview

The landscape of flexible working has undergone significant transformation. Organising work flexibly is now a necessity for many organisations that want to attract and retain talent. In this roundtable discussion on the evolution of expectations and practices around workplace flexibility, we will discuss the shift in approach from individual arrangements to more proactive, innovative ways of working, and explore the challenges, benefits, and best practices associated with this evolution.

Online bookings are not available for this event.

About this event

We will be joined by Amy Butterworth, Consultancy Director at Timewise. Amy oversees consultancy programmes and training at Timewise, a social enterprise that supports its clients to develop stronger, more inclusive workplaces, powered by flexible working.

To attend you must be a corporate partner of WIBF, please reach out  to [email protected] if you do not have an invitation and are a corporate partner. We will then send you a private link to a closed Zoom group.

We are eager to hear how you are promoting agility and responsiveness to changing needs and priorities. This roundtable will be most suited to Heads of HR, Heads of DE&I, and the Chairs of your Gender/Women’s Networks.

As ever, this roundtable event will be hosted and moderated by Baljit Kaur.

user-icon What will be discussed?

  • The business case for flexibility: We see a wider spectrum of flexible arrangements on offer
    today than ever before. What is the business case for investing in flexible ways of working
    and what are some of the barriers that get in the way?

  • Place-based and Time-based Flexible Working: What distinguishes place-based and time-based flexible working arrangements? What are the considerations for organisations looking to implement them effectively? How can we tailor solutions to meet the diverse needs of the workforce?
  • Innovative Ways of Structuring Work: The shift towards agile working models encourages
    innovative ways of structuring work. What examples exist of organisations successfully
    implementing agile practices, and what lessons can be learned from their experiences?

Amy Butterworth

Amy is Consultancy Director at Timewise and an experienced OD and change professional. She is passionate about building future-proof workplaces and enabling more diverse teams through well-designed flexibility.

Amy advises Timewise clients on their plans for hybrid working, and led the trailblazing ‘Flex for the Future’ programme in partnership with NHS England, equipping 95 NHS Trusts to execute their own in-house flex change initiatives.


Your Host

Baljit Kaur

Baljit is the chair of the national partner round tables. She is a diversity, equity and inclusion specialist with extensive experience in delivering solutions on a multi sector basis. She helps companies design a diverse workforce and inclusive culture achieving excellence in employee attraction, engagement and retention.