WLP53 Workshift

Pilar talks to Emily Klein and Jason Morwick about Workshift, how organisations can transition to a flexible way of working.

"Workshift provides a detailed blueprint for organizations transitioning into the virtual workplace where employees are always connected, and work is no longer a destination."

Show Notes

Pilar is taking part of NaNoWriMo again!
(She mentions her books Visibility in Virtual Teams, Thriving through Change, The A to Z of Spanish Culture and Your Handy Companion to Devising and Physical Theatre.)

Here's the link to the Blab on 26th November 7pm GMT with Lisette, where we will talk about virtual teams:
https://blab.im/pilar-orti-working-in-virtual-teams

 

Workshift, the book: Who, why

Workshift: The stages.

How does an organisation know whether they’ve skipped a stage and are trying to make the change without laying down the foundations?

HowWorkshift can happen “au naturel” (organic employee driven). (Mobile phones, people working on trains.)

How do we know what to measure to make sure that Workshift is working – at the organisational level, at the team level?

When or why does Workshift fail?

When do we know we’ve successfully made the shift?

“Middle manager resistant to telework.” Is this still the case?

Three key scheduling challenges: rigidity, unpredictability, instability.

Challenges for employees: Balance between those in the office and those remote, or those doing both.

Career progression, finding new opportunities: facetime – expected, extracurricular.

How things have changed since 2012 when Workshift was written.

More about Flexwork Global: http://flexworkglobal.com/books/

Getting in touch with Emily: emily [at] flexworkglobal.com  @flexworkglobal

Getting in touch with Jason: jason [at] flexworkglobal.com @JasonMorwick
If you want to find out more about Emily, Jason and Workshift, here are two more articles from their website:

Operating within the law:
http://flexworkglobal.com/2013/09/home-office-safety/

Writing the book between four people:
http://flexworkglobal.com/2013/05/4-ingredients-for-virtual-collaboration-success/