Prior to developing your flexibility strategy it is important to conduct a readiness assessment to understand where you are now, determine your flexibility vision and identify key priorities.
This toolkit provides the framework and practical guide to conducting a systematic diagnosis of ‘where are we now’.
Using the flexibility roadmap
The flexibility roadmap has been developed to help organisations think about the flexibility journey and their overall position. Does the organisation view flexibility as a compliance or programmatic issue, in the sense that flexible working arrangements are offered in a limited way, or does the organisation view flexibility in a more holistic way, where flexibility is part of the organisation’s strategy and factored into the way work is done? Or does the organisation lie somewhere in between?
The flexibility roadmap has been simplified into three distinct stages: ‘limited’, ‘basic’ and ‘embedded’, which are aligned to the six broad phases outlined in the gender strategy toolkit. You can use your assessment against the capability framework to plot your position on the roadmap and determine where you want to go. Each phase is outlined below.
For more information on supporting your organisation to diagnose it's progress on flexibility, please access the tools below.
Download the tools:
Flexibility readiness assessment (PDF, 1.35 MB)
Prior to developing your workplace flexibility strategy, it is recommended that you undertake a readiness assessment. This toolkit provides the framework and practical guide to conducting a systematic diagnosis of ‘where are we now’.
Flexibility readiness assessment diagnostic tool (excel file) (XLSX, 50.42 KB)
This tool provides you with a template to calculate your flexibility score and determine your position on the flexibility roadmap.
Flexibility employee focus group guidance (PDF, 235.15 KB)
A guide on how to run an effective focus group on workplace flexibility.