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Design Groups

Setting Scope

Broadening Options

Mutual Respect Skills

Monitoring System

Collaborative Flexibility:  Setting Scope

Collaborative Flexibility takes a far broader view of flexibility than individual and static Flexible Work Arrangements. It presumes a value-adding, negotiating approach to scheduling options and enables at least three forms of valuable collaboration and flexibility beyond common FWAs. The scope of an aggressive Co Flexibility initiative can include:
  Collaborative Flexible Schedules ranging from hourly team self-scheduling to Phased Retirement
  Collaborating at a Distance supporting separated managers and peers
  Collaborating Back to Wellness integrating those with chronic conditions back to work

Clients can select all or some of these dimensions of flexibility and can choose a variety of tools and modalities within each one. All elements are integrated within a seamless system to deliver the following outcomes:

Forms of Collaborative Flexibility
Collaborative Flexible Schedules enable employees to negotiate a shift from their current way of working to a  mix of scheduling  options. They can combine ongoing practices like working offsite twice a week, being away a few hours for a doctor’s appointment or compressing schedules once in a while. Rather than set a rigid alternative schedule, employees and managers negotiate choices that best serve the individual and the firm.

Collaborating at a Distance
While the challenges of managing those you can’t see may get addressed in some settings, comprehensive support for those working offsite periodically is often  non-existent. Best practices for full-time  remote or virtual work.  May or may not be better.  A strength of the Collaborative Flexibility approach is that it fully integrates these related practices without confusing them and brings maximum resources to bear on the effective management of those at a distance.

Collaborating Back to Wellness
Employees with chronic conditions – from a sudden cancer diagnosis to musculoskeletal (e.g., back) injuries are hard-pressed to maintain productive work – for their own and the company’s benefit. While most employees who have some capacity for work are eager to do so, their managers are often at a loss to guide employees through this process. Collaborative Flexibility provides methods, skills and strategies for both managers and employees to collaborate back to wellness wherever possible.

A comprehensive approach to Collaborative Flexibility has the supports needed to make each or all of these elements effective. If a client has materials or portions of these sections that it wants included, our open architecture allows their integration. Similarly, installation of one or two segments can occur first, with the others to follow at a later date.

Our Mission

Rupert & Company enables Collaborative Flexibility. We fully integrate employee need for greater control of where, when and how work is done with employer need for greater contribution.

We enhance engagement, productivity, cost reduction and talent attraction and retention. We design the future of flexibility.

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