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Australia’s latest annual report card on gender equality has revealed a mixed result from workplaces, with small improvements in the results barely making inroads on the overall persistent and sizeable pay gaps, and decision-making structures still dominated by men.

Australian workplaces have embraced flexibility like never before. In fact, according to the results from the 2021 WGEA employer census, four in five workplaces now have a formal flexible work policy or strategy.

Employers have a clear role in managing how this new, flexible way of working unfolds across Australia. By taking early and strategic action and setting clear work and life boundaries, employers will not only reap the benefits of flex by improving retention and growing their talent pools, but they can also support their employees to enjoy the benefits while limiting negative consequences.

It was the greatest workplace experiment we never expected to have. Now, many workplaces are reopening across our biggest cities and employers are grappling with the question: what does flexible work look like from here?