The ASSESS-STRUCTURE-EVALUATE flexible work model provides the framework to define a job as a collection of tasks, and to break free of the old-fashioned “9 to 5” description. It highlights talent constraints and operational challenges and views flexibility as a management tool complete with training and support. The focus is on talent retention and reattachment of high talent professionals.
Management works to determine when flexibility can be used, what skills are needed and how to pinpoint face-to-face tasks, reassigning them or redefining them. Guided evaluation and self evaluation help individual employees find key attributes of their flexible work solution.
FLEX/ASSESS investigates and develops the business case for flexible work under the rubric of organizational objectives.
FLEX/CONFIG defines the organizational policies and builds the plan to utilize a flexible work solution. Training is usually a part of the plan and many workshops are available. FLEX/PITCH outlines the proposal an individual employee will provide to management to support flexible work goals.
RETURN ON BALANCE is the support and evaluation toolbox for measuring the results of flexible work policies and practices. It is the critical success piece of any flexible work solution as it highlights the fiscal and environmental changes of the organization’s flexibility plan, allowing for continuous improvement and greater success.