Flexibility: Moving Smart and Flexible Working from Theory to
Practice is an engaging and practical management book to help
organisations implement Smart Working, and take a
business-focused approach to 'Flexible Working'. Written for
managers at the leading edge of change, Andy Lake takes a
strategic, comprehensive and
integrated approach to Smart and
Taking an evidence-based approach, he sets out how to achieve
measurable benefits across the Triple Bottom Line. Starting from
the underlying principles and the compelling context for change,
he provides practical guidance delivering change in each of
the key areas of People (HR), Property and Technology.
The book is designed to help professionals understand the
vital connecting points across disciplines as well as
innovations in their own fields. And there are separate chapters
that look at the real impacts for sustainability, the impacts
for 'Smart Government', how to manage the 'Anywhere Anytime
Team' and how to take people on the journey towards a Smart
Flexibility organisational culture.
The book includes many
insights based on the author's experience and the latest
research, many practical techniques for implementing change plus
ten new case studies.
Smart Flexibility is essential reading for anyone involved in
workplace change and increasing the efficiency of organisations.
It is aimed at managers who need to deliver change, and will be
of great interest to consultants in the fields of workplace
design, new technologies and HR/OD/Training.
Prologue: What's in a name?
- Changing work in a changing world
- Drivers for smart flexibility
- Developing a strategic approach
- Building the business case for smart flexibility
- Who can work flexibly?
- Developing a smart flexibility culture
- Managing the anywhere anytime team
- Smart, flexible and productive
- Home alone, disconnected and tripping over wires
- Smarter government and its impacts
- Smart flexibility and sustainability
- Smart flexibility - now and into the future
Chapter 1 sets out the context for Smart Flexibility.
The structure of the book goes from Context, to Theory and
Principles, to Practice.
Download Chapter 1 - Changing Work in a Changing World (pdf