left to right: Phil Flaxton, chief executive, Work Wise UK; Clive Ansell, group strategy director, BT Plc; Susan Anderson, director, human resources policy, CBI; Kay Carberry, assistance general secretary, TUC; Ben Plowden, managing director of communications, Transport for London; Edmund King, executive director, RAC Foundation.
Work Wise UK and the country took a major step towards becoming one of the most progressive and competitive economies in the world on Monday 22 January. A number of leading businesses and organisations, including the CBI and TUC, signed an agreement pledging the wider adoption of smarter working practices across the UK, to help bring about a workplace revolution.
"This concordat brings together the signatories in a joint statement supporting the development and implementation of smarter working practices and as an example, and encouragement, to others to do likewise. The goal is to increase significantly the use of these practices by 2011. Such advancements will not only benefit companies, communities and individuals, but the UK economy as a whole, making it more productive and competitive in the global marketplace."
These initial organisations included:
Other organisations are being invited to follow this example and also sign the concordat, demonstrating their commitment to revolutionising the workplace, helping make the UK one of the most competitive and progressive economies in the world.
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