Wednesday 19 December 2018

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EMC has been working with local authorities who recognise the benefit of developing flexible modern working practices to aid individual and organisational work performance and work-life balance. 

We work with each local authority to understand their aims and objectives in this regard and where they are on the journey in working this way to ensure the content and approach adds value.

Below is an outline of the type of workshops we have delivered recently together with the target audience:

Title: Managing Agile Workers with Confidence

Aimed at: Senior Management and Line Management

Objectives: To provide an opportunity to understand the differences in managing agile/ remote workers; listen to and support any concerns and share suggestions and actions for effective implementation

Delivery: Initial workshop (informal discussion based) to cover the following aspects:

  • Understanding the difference between agile/working managing remotely and managing people on site?
  • Exploring the reality of the change (how many staff, how often)
  • Exploring hopes and fears about agile working/managing remotely
  • How to transition to a culture of staying in touch – connectivity rather than visibility.  Remaining visible to their teams if they are not on site.
  • How to manage people without seeing them -  performance management, fostering a culture of TRUST, delegation
  • Action planning for your area

The workshop could include hearing from Managers and team members that already work in this way either internal to or external to the organisation.

Duration: 3.5 hours (up to 20 delegates on each session)

Methods: The face to face workshop can be supplemented by an e-learning module from the learning pool platform if the authority already subscribes

Methods: A follow up workshop to discuss and share how the action plans are progressing and continue the dialogue on any issues or concerns within 4-6 months of the original workshop

Title: Working Remotely with Confidence/Agile Working with Confidence

Aimed at: Team Members working remotely

Objectives: To understand the differences in working remotely; listen to and support any concerns and share suggestions and actions for effective implementation

Methods: Initial workshop (informal discussion based) to cover the following aspects:

  • Understanding the difference between working remotely and being office based
  • Exploring the reality and impact of the change
  • Exploring hopes and fears about working remotely
  • Staying in touch – connectivity rather than visibility – what you can put in place to help yourself and colleagues stay connected
  • Taking Personal Responsibility for your performance
  • Personal Action planning (linked to team/area action plan)

The workshop could include hearing from any team members in the authority (or external to the authority) that already work in this way.

Duration: 2.5 hours (up to 20 delegates on each session)

Methods: If appropriate the face to face workshop can be supplemented by an e-learning module.

Methods: A follow up workshop to discuss and share how the action plans are progressing and continue the dialogue on any issues or concerns

Duration: 2.5 hours

For more information contact Lisa Butterfill - lisa.butterfill@emcouncils.gov.uk