The Fair Work Commission recently added a new rule about flexible work in Australia that tips the scales in favour of employees. In a nutshell, if an employee wants more flexible working hours, their boss can’t automatically refuse it.
Even if this ruling won’t apply to you, it should be a wake-up call for all workplaces. There’s a war for talent, and the best people have the choice of work and workplace. One of their most common requests is for flexible work, and the organisations and teams that allow it have a clear advantage over everybody else.
I wrote about this in my recent Smart Company article “Are you flexible enough for flexible work?”.