This course will cover the following sessions:
- Introduction and context
Exploring the contextual and big picture elements of current working styles and practices. What do our organisations expect from us – what is most demanding and why? What does the future hold? What are the implications? Current workloads and practices- what are the common inefficiencies and waste? What barriers prevent us from us working more flexibly and autonomously?
The principles and benefits of Smart Working are outlined: flexibility; autonomy; wellbeing; efficiency; and continuous improvement. Common areas of waste and inefficiency are highlighted.
- Think differently
Using a series of practical exercises, the trainer looks at how the delegates can be more agile in their thinking, how to challenge assumptions, and proactively find creative solutions to problems without waiting for direction or seeing boundaries where they don’t exist.
- Remote management
This session looks at how managers need to “let go” and empower their staff with the move towards long term remote working or hybrid environments, whilst looking at wellbeing, team cohesion and team spirit.
Building resilience is a key factor in Smart Working. A simple framework is introduced for building resilience and and helping delegates to press the pause button and reassess the way work is approached at a more mindful level.