In order for flex to work, it needs to have hard edges and hard boundaries. In other words, flexibility sounds like a very soft and pliable word, but in order for it to really work, we need to think about switching off. ...If we’ve negotiated different times that we work, or different days that we work, we need to be able to stick to that.
Meet the experts
Hear insights from work-life experts, Annie Auerbach, Melanie Cook and Kate Lister, on how a more flexible way of working – which includes not only where and when but also how to build a more collaborative company culture – can lead to better business results and personal happiness.
Flex: Reinventing Work for a Smarter Happier Life
FLEX is a handbook for living and working on your own terms from trends forecaster and consultant Annie Auerbach. Reject the 9 to 5, reinvent the rules and rewrite your career.
There, she has the privilege of being part of every student's learning journey across a range of industries facing extraordinary disruption, from financial services to luxury goods to tech start-ups. Calling on experiences of working with organisations such as GSK, MetLife, Moët Hennessy, Standard Chartered and Unilever, she lends her expertise to empower each learner to flourish in their own environment and beyond.
Founder of the #OpenLeadershipProject – which uses AI to surface the voice of the workforce so that leaders can better themselves for their followers – she is also a highly sought-after speaker who has been invited to the stages of DMEXCO, SXSW, SXSWEdu and TEDx.
We need to employ our ‘slow thinking’ ... giving yourself the time to really plan your career and really plan some experiments. The optimistic point-of-view is that humanity has an incredible resilience. They can adapt, they can adapt, they can adapt.
We’ve known that people are best managed when they’re given the goals and tools to meet those goals, and then they’re given the autonomy to do their job. We’ve known that since the 50s, but that’s not how we’ve been operating ... if people get their job done, if they’re being measured by results and they’re succeeding, then what do you care when they work?
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