What is flexible working?

Flexible work is most commonly defined by what it is not – not the 9 to 5, central office arrangement.

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The absence of a clear definition is a barrier to broader adoption.

Ongoing flexible working arrangements alter HOWWHEN or WHERE work is conducted, or a combination of the three. Common types of flexible work are included below:

HOW: Job-sharing, Purchased Leave, Phased Retirement, Unplanned Leave, Flexible Careers - WHEN: Flexible Hours of Work, Part-Time Work, Compressed Working Weeks, Split Shifts, Time in Lieu, Annualised Hours - WHERE: Working from Home, Teleworking

Check out the flexible work options page for more information. 

The Your questions answered resource has answers to many commonly asked questions.

Workplace flexibility is best when it meets the needs of both employees and the business. Research suggests that flexible work and a flexible mindset are essential elements of a high performing work culture. The case for flexible work page has more information on this.