Flexible working is about rethinking the where, when and how your work can be done, in a way that maintains or improves service delivery for the people of NSW. It does not mean every role, or every individual, can or should (or has to) work flexibly but it does mean that everyone can begin a conversation about what type of flexible working is available to them, regardless of the reason they are seeking it.
With the diversity of jobs across the sector and the people doing them, there is no ‘one-size-fits all’ approach to flexible working. What a flexible working arrangement looks like, and how it works, will be different according to the job, the team, the service being delivered and the location. However, this commitment starts with the assumption that any proposal to work flexibly will be fully considered from the perspective of ‘how can we make this work?’
To help agencies, managers and employees determine how it might work in their given context, we have developed a strategic framework with six principles that everyone can apply to determine their own flexible working solution – these principles are contained in Make Flexibility Count.