Workplace flexibility is an essential enabler for managing the pace of change in today’s world of work. Bottom line: workplace flexibility is good for business. Let's take a look at what it is and why it matters.

Why workplace flexibility is good for business

Champions talk about how flexibility can increase engagement and diversity.


There's more to workplace flexibility

Workplace flexibility needs to be a broader conversation than the traditional concept of ‘part-time’ work for new mums. Rather, flexibility can mean different things to different people, and can be packaged in many different ways.

There’s no cookie-cutter approach to flexibility, and flexibility in corporate office environments will look very different to flexibility options in an operational context. The discussion on working flexibly, needs to be flexible.

What is workplace flexibility?      


Flexibility matters

Workplace flexibility allows you, as an employer, to attract and retain top talent (your people), achieve increased productivity (your business), and foster an agile response to changing market needs (your customers and environment).

Flexible working is part of a flexible mindset. Organisations that embrace flexibility are seen as dynamic and responsive which is increasingly important in our fast-moving world.

Why flexibility matters


Your legal obligations as an employer

As an employer, you have a legal obligation to provide a process for any employee to request a flexible working arrangement. This applies to any permanent full or part-time employee, at any stage of their employment lifecycle and for any reason.

  Flexibility and New Zealand legislation