Hello. I’m looking forward to today’s event! Sulaiman
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Yes. fully agree, Mel!
Couldn’t agree more Justine
😳😜🤯 Wow. Toxicity is terrible!
As disabled entrepreneur, not having flexible first in the workplace is of the reasons why I started my own business.
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'
Output based management & not presenteeism so much more productive and based on mutual trust between employee and employer, thanks so much Justine.
completely agree Jackie
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.
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.
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.
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…
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
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.
Thanks Justine! Think that might be our killer takeaway stat for today!
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.
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.
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
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!
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 :)
I am a night owl too!
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
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
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…
Can anyone recommend any ‘managing in a virtual world’ training?
I love your passion and energy Katrina, and the domestic violence policy is a testament to your concern for your employees. Fantastic.
It's been hard!
reverse mentoring from under 25s digital ninjas is a great idea
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!
Really thought-provoking and inspirational presentation, Katrina. thank you
Excellent talk from Katrina. Thank you
Outstanding Katrina - thank you. Rich with practical tips…
Excellent presentation and so many helpful tips and 'takeaways', thank you so much Katrina.
Fantastic talks today - feeling super energised!
Thanks WACL, Justine, Aline and Katrina this was incredibly helpful!
Thank you WACL and all of the panelists!
Loved this session, thank you so much
This has been excellent. Thank you to all the panel… especially Justine for breaking her NDA to share her experience!
Excellent session. Thank you for the added inspiration.
Such an inspiring and insightful session today with loads of takeaways! Thank you so much everyone
As Catherine just mentioned, Amanda Farmer and I are working on a FF Toolkit coming out mid Oct so please look out for this!
Thank you ladies for a fantastic, inspired session.
Thanks for a fantastic session everyone. Really inspiring and some powerful data to share with the refuseniks!