The enforced trial of homeworking brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated to many that it works better than they could have imagined and perceived barriers have faded away as managers have learned to design work differently.

These guides, based on the seven strategies recommended by our report, Flexible working: lessons from the pandemic, offer practical advice for people professionals and line managers.

Guide for HR

The guide for HR professionals is structured in two parts:

  1. The first part recommends seven strategies for effective and productive homeworking and hybrid working, focusing on what HR can do in terms of policy, support and training. 
  2. The second part offers advice about using the experience of the pandemic to build the business case for flexibility of hours.

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Line manager guide

The guide for line managers offers advice on improving working practices and behaviours and supporting teams to make these a reality.

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