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Guide to flexible working

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TO help Australian businesses remain competitive and improve their organisational cultures to retain employees, Toshiba and 17 other blue-chip Australian organisations has developed a guide to flexible working.

Flexible Working: A Guide to Creating and Managing a Flexible Workplace is a practical58-page manual for ANZ organisations and individuals interested in adopting new working practices to improve culture and competitiveness, and looks at a number of complex issues including management approaches and workplace mistrust.

The companies involved, which includes Westpac, DDI, WMC Resources, AngloGold Ashanti and Foster’s Group, are part of a Flexible Workplace Special Interest Group (SIG), convened in March, to share experiences, resources and ideas around flexible working practices.

Toshiba was prompted to establish the Flexible Workplace SIG and develop the guide following the research it commissioned in 2004, which showed that management beliefs, including mistrust of employees, were one of the main reasons behind a slow uptake of flexible working.

To obtain a copy of the guide contact Toshiba on 13 30 70.

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