Work Wise Week 2018
Sunday 13th May - Saturday 19th May
National Work from Home Day
Friday 18th May
The aim of Work Wise Week and National Work from Home Day is to promote modern “smarter” working practices such as agile, flexible, remote and mobile working, as well as working from home. We invite Employers, Employees and the Self Employed to use their social media channels to say what they are doing to encourage smarter working referencing #workwiseweek and #nwfhd
During the week, we published a series of guest blogs from some of our strategic partners as well as the heads of organisations who have already experienced the benefits of smarter working.
Sunday 13th May - Chairman's blog: David Lennan launches Work Wise Week 2018 - Read here
Monday 14th May - Guest blog: Why Working from Home isn't for everyone, but Relationships are - By Steve Byrne, CEO, Travel Counsellors - Read here
Tuesday 15th May - Guest blog: How to Improve Productivity - Let your staff work from home - By Andrew Boswell, who is a Programme Director with more than 40 years experience in IT and Telecoms - Read here
Wednesday 16th May - Guest blog: Flexible Working: panacea or placebo? - By Sir Brendan Barber, Chair, Acas - Read here
Thursday 17th May - Guest blog: Can your wardrobe impact performance at work ? - By Katherine Anstey, Content Manager, writing on behalf of Next UK - Read here
Guest blog 2: Embracing technology to improve productivity and boost the economy - By Gerry Brennan, CEO, Cloudbooking - a UK based agile solutions provider - Read here
Friday 18th May - Guest blog: The homeworking revolution has stalled - what's gone wrong? - By Frances O'Grady, General Secretary of the TUC - Read here
Saturday 19th May - Guest blog: Being smart about flexible working - By Stefanie Reissner, Newcastle University & Michal Izak, University of Roehampton - Read here
Final guest blog for Work Wise Week 2018 - The sounds of the office - By Dr Harriet Shortt, Associate Professor in Organisation Studies, Bristol Business School, University of the West of England - Read here
Implementing a Smarter Working Policy can lead to significant gains in productivity as well as increased work/life balance which is a win/win for Employers and Employees.
Stronger economic growth has clearly boosted the number of people in work, but it has not yet boosted productivity and raising productivity is the real key to long term prosperity in our very competitive world. The question we all have to address is, “How to reach the goal of full employment and create greater productivity and prosperity”.
Increasing labour productivity is not a question of working harder or longer hours, it’s a question of Working Smarter or more productively and that means making the best possible use of People, Process, Premises and Technology. Fully understanding the critical relationships in balancing and investing in these key resources is essential to creating greater business efficiency and generating greater value from working time.
Increasing Productivity means improving performance in all areas. Investing in Development and Training to create an innovative, flexible, highly skilled workforce. Reviewing all key work activities and processes cutting out unnecessary and wasteful steps in the value chain. Reviewing premises needs, improving or reducing to accommodate a flexible mobile workforce and providing the right technology and importantly the training to use it. This will deliver results needed, make us more competitive and push the UK up the productivity league.
We invite all organisations, of any size and from all sectors to share their experiences with others and play their part in helping to create a more productive, smarter working, UK.