Can Flexible Working Be Good For Business?

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Dec 15, 2013 Comments Off on Can Flexible Working Be Good For Business?

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 12:30 – 1:30pm

The world is changing. Competition is fierce: competition for clients, competition for contracts, competition for the best talent. All these things and more are needed to rise to the challenge in this current tough economic climate.

Some companies are taking the view that now is the time for ”all hands on deck”. Having staff all in one place, all at the same time is part of the critical path to make things happen. For others though this seems like a step back. Their view is that in the 21st century, flexible working is more than just a “nice” concept. In fact, it is a significant contributor to a positive bottom line.

The challenge is that it is not a one-size fits all. This issue requires a different solution depending on industry, present company culture and operational circumstances, to mention a few. So how do you know you’re adopting the right approach? To what degree does it support your Diversity and Inclusion agenda? Which are the quick wins? Conversely, where are the likely pitfalls? How can you measure the effectiveness of the various initiatives? Is determining the ROI even possible?

Whether you’re looking to jump-start, enhance or advance your flexible work initiative, then join us for a discussion with leading experts who will share real life case studies and best practices as well as an innovative and ‘A.G.I.L.E’ methodology no matter where you are in the flexibility spectrum.

Presenters:
Christine Brown Quinn (I'82) & Jacqueline Frost
Co-Founders & Managing Directors, Women in Business

Meryl Rosenthal & Robin Roschke
Co-Founders, FlexPaths

Following 20+ years in International Finance, Christine Brown-Quinn and her business partner Jacqueline Frost, launched Women in Business Superseries in order to create a platform to share their strategies for getting ahead in demanding corporate environments. As a former Managing Director in International Banking, Christine is well versed in what it takes to forge a thriving career in highly pressurised alpha environments. Through the Series, aspiring professional women discover the practical, hands-on strategies to fast track their careers – these are business strategies, albeit through a “female lens”. Christine is also an accomplished international speaker and commentator on a range of issues relevant to the success of female professionals through blogs, articles, radio & tv shows (eg BBC Sunday Live, BBC The Big Questions, Financial Times, London Evening Standard, Women in Banking & Finance Magazine, The Glass Hammer, Association of Women Solicitors’ Link magazine, Computer Weekly, WDRC 1360 AM, and many others). She is the author of “Step Aside Superwoman: Career & Family is for Any Woman.”

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