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
Collaborative Flexible Schedules
ranging from hourly team self-scheduling to Phased
Collaborating at a
Distance supporting separated managers
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
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
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.