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A WACL webinar: How to be a #FlexibleFirst Organisation - Shared screen with speaker view
Sulaiman Khan
46:03
Hello. I’m looking forward to today’s event! Sulaiman
Sulaiman Khan
46:30
Hi, Mel!
Amanda Farmer
47:50
#FlexibleFirst
Su Meit
49:59
Hi everyone - welcome! If you have any questions for the Q&A towards the end of the webinar, either for the speakers or WACL, please pop them in the separate Q&A Box. Please let us know if your question is directed to a specific panellist. The Q&A section is private so you won't be able to see anyone else's questions.
Sulaiman Khan
50:38
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Sulaiman Khan
51:29
Yes. fully agree, Mel!
Sulaiman Khan
51:50
🤯
Sulaiman Khan
54:39
❤️💯👏🏾
Alison Sudbury
59:46
Couldn’t agree more Justine
Sulaiman Khan
01:02:01
😳😜🤯 Wow. Toxicity is terrible!
Sulaiman Khan
01:05:23
As disabled entrepreneur, not having flexible first in the workplace is of the reasons why I started my own business.
Sulaiman Khan
01:06:09
💯!
Jayne Barr
01:06:24
In the early 90s, I was praised by my boss after I'd returned to my agency job . He said, 'it's great; you'd never know you'd had a baby'
Jackie Stevenson
01:07:33
Output based management & not presenteeism so much more productive and based on mutual trust between employee and employer, thanks so much Justine.
Amanda Farmer
01:08:07
completely agree Jackie
Alison Sudbury
01:09:21
In 2010, I employed a fantastic talent who was 5 months pregnant. It’s crazy to think the amount of people who told me I was wrong to do that. Best decision I ever made.
Sulaiman Khan
01:12:17
And flexible first/working is not only suitable for womxn, but everyone, especially disabled people as the ableism and inaccessibility in the world is hurting us the most.
Sulaiman Khan
01:14:14
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Sulaiman Khan
01:17:05
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Su Meit
01:17:33
Hi everyone - lots of people have asked questions in the Q&A about the source for Justine's stat of 2 hrs 4 mins productivity vs 8 hours in the office. Here it is: Bureau of Labor Statistics in US https://www.inc.com/melanie-curtin/in-an-8-hour-day-the-average-worker-is-productive-for-this-many-hours.html#:~:text=Research%20suggests%20that%20in%20an,works%208.8%20hours%20every%20day.
Sulaiman Khan
01:18:32
💯❤️
Jan Gooding
01:19:06
60% of fathers at Aviva now take on average 5 months parental leave… that is the big game-changer! Their children know them and expect them to fully participate at the weekends… I believe c38% men worked flexibly after returning…
Justine Roberts
01:19:13
Article about 2hrs 43mins of productivity (stat is from Bureau of Labour Statistics here https://www.inc.com/melanie-curtin/in-an-8-hour-day-the-a
Justine Roberts
01:20:08
Sorry here https://www.inc.com/melanie-curtin/in-an-8-hour-day-the-average-worker-is-productive-for-this-many-hours.html#:~:text=Research%20suggests%20that%20in%20an,works%208.8%20hours%20every%20day.
Su Meit
01:21:17
Thanks Justine! Think that might be our killer takeaway stat for today!
Kate Waters
01:22:41
Enabling dads to take proper parental leave is so important - so many habits are created in that first six months, as Jan says, it’s a game changer.
Sulaiman Khan
01:23:08
Yet, when we (disabled people) requested for decades flexible first as a need, we were denied. However, disabled people are experts in practising infinite imagination with limitations.
Amanda Farmer
01:23:10
👏👏👏
Susi Castle
01:23:23
Very glad to hear Aline talking about domestic abuse – I think this is one of the least talked about parts of the current reality, and a move towards flexible working. Particularly when so much of flexible working is only positive. Thank you Aline
Sulaiman Khan
01:24:04
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Sulaiman Khan
01:24:49
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Jackie Stevenson
01:24:54
If you want the best talent you have to be flexible….happier more engaged, more effective teams, who doesn’t want that? Thanks so much Aline and for your continual quest to achieve true gender equality!
Mel Exon
01:30:55
So great to see everyone here and hello to Sulaiman! You are so right, disabled people are *essential* if we’re to design the most inclusive and powerful solutions - disabled people need to be hired as part of the teams working on these solutions from the very start. Also, definitely going to be adding Justine’s stat about productivity of office time to our #FlexibleFirst campaign page! On that note, more about the case for flexible working here, for anyone looking to find out more: https://wacl.info/about/flexible-first-campaign - we will be adding to this over the coming hours, weeks and months with the new phenomenal case studies we have lined up and… more stats :)
Sulaiman Khan
01:33:33
I am a night owl too!
Jayne Barr
01:33:43
Couldn't agree more, Katrina. It's neither fair nor productive just to 'leave people to it' with technology; you have to lead by example
Sophie Devonshire
01:34:40
So important. The small things (email timing) have big implications. The 'shadow of a leader' can't be underestimated. I want to be able to write emails when I want but am obsessive about doing 'delay delivery' so they only land in inboxes in core hours. Thoughtfulness (and tech) needed
Jan Gooding
01:35:48
Fascinating that turning on the camera (or not) could be an early warning indicator of mental well-being. I have observed it increasingly as lockdown continued…
Katie Lee
01:38:38
Can anyone recommend any ‘managing in a virtual world’ training?
pat boles
01:41:20
I love your passion and energy Katrina, and the domestic violence policy is a testament to your concern for your employees. Fantastic.
Mirabelle Knowles
01:44:04
It's been hard!
annie auerbach
01:47:50
reverse mentoring from under 25s digital ninjas is a great idea
Jackie Stevenson
01:50:19
Thanks for some brilliantly practical tips on how to make Flexible First a reality Katrina - love leading from the front with tech, brilliant policies to support groups with very specific needs, and having laser focus on change from the top down - a huge amount of thoughtfulness under your leadership at Vodafone!
Jayne Barr
01:50:25
Really thought-provoking and inspirational presentation, Katrina. thank you
Mirabelle Knowles
01:50:39
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Susi Castle
01:50:43
Excellent talk from Katrina. Thank you
Jan Gooding
01:51:03
Outstanding Katrina - thank you. Rich with practical tips…
Sophie Devonshire
01:51:13
Excellent presentation and so many helpful tips and 'takeaways', thank you so much Katrina.
Claire Harper
01:52:18
Fantastic talks today - feeling super energised!
annie auerbach
01:53:45
Thanks WACL, Justine, Aline and Katrina this was incredibly helpful!
Susi Castle
01:54:08
Thank you WACL and all of the panelists!
Ita Murphy
01:54:09
Loved this session, thank you so much
Jan Gooding
01:54:23
This has been excellent. Thank you to all the panel… especially Justine for breaking her NDA to share her experience!
Caroline Lester
01:54:43
Excellent session. Thank you for the added inspiration.
Daphne Tsouvala
01:55:02
Such an inspiring and insightful session today with loads of takeaways! Thank you so much everyone
Su Meit
01:56:00
As Catherine just mentioned, Amanda Farmer and I are working on a FF Toolkit coming out mid Oct so please look out for this!
Kirstie Holsworth
01:56:00
Thank you ladies for a fantastic, inspired session.
Kate Waters
01:56:52
Thanks for a fantastic session everyone. Really inspiring and some powerful data to share with the refuseniks!