Success in a rapidly changing business environment requires colleges & universities to seamlessly weave flexible ways of working into the fabric of the institution; into how work is structured, managed and accomplished. A flexible workplace is one that uses and is supportive of flexible work practices as a strategy to meet the dual agenda – the needs of both institutions and employees; in other words, a supportive, results-based culture.
The Flexible Workplace – A Guide for Managers in Colleges and University Settings is an e-course designed specifically for managers in institutions of higher education to ensure they understand exactly what workplace flexibility is and why it is so important. Managers will learn the core management competencies needed in a flexible workplace, how to set achievable goals and measure results, and strategies to ensure success. The course also addresses the special concerns of managers who work with hourly workers. It will help them build skills to resolve the key issues and challenges that arise in a flexible workplace, and they will learn countless tips that will ensure flexibility's success for every worker – professional and hourly.
The e-Course contains the following topics:
- Understanding workplace flexibility
- What is workplace flexibility?
- Fiction and facts about FWAs
- What's so important about flexibility?
- Flexibility can work for hourly workers
- Becoming a flexible manager
- The Core Competencies and a self-assessment
- Two kinds of managers
- Making jobs measurable
- Communicating for results
- The Process
- Steps to success
- Choosing the right person
- Legal issues
- Choosing the right FWA
- The virtual team
- Planning for success
- Setting goals
- Resolving issues
- Common challenges
- Maintaining visibility
- Some additional steps to ensure success
Online e-courses may be hosted by your organization internally or by us on a specially customized site.
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