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NCOSS online: How to make 'working from home' work better (reflecting on evidence-informed lessons)
March 23, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
This online event is FREE to attend, but RSVP is required.
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The 'work from home'/remote work revolution, one year on
The verdict has been in for some time now: 'working from home' (WFH) works! BUT- not for everyone, and not at all times. One thing's for sure: WFH/remote work is here to stay.
In Australia, this significant shift in attitude is now documented in a landmark piece of research (University of New South Wales and CQUniversity Oct 2020) involving 6000 employees from the Australian Public Service.
As WFH/remote work continues to cement itself as a viable way of working, what new practice could community sector managers adopt?
In this one-hour online NCOSS learning session...
- The authors of "Working during the Pandemic: From resistance to revolution?" will share highlights from their research (approx time: 15 minutes);
- In small group virtual discussions, we will share ideas on how to 'make it work better', in light of the study's key lessons (approx time: 30 minutes);
- Afterwards, we will 'harvest' those ideas, so that each participant can take away at least one new thing to do- differently or better (approx time: 15 minutes).
Some 'key lessons' to reflect on
Here are some findings in the study that you may find worth reflecting on prior to attending:
- While managers are supportive, organisational culture may be lagging.
- Policy may be lagging behind practice, and there is scope for innovations in policy and work design and understandings of performance.
- Many employees reported working longer hours than pre-pandemic, and there is scope for employers to address health and wellbeing aspects.
- There is also scope to focus on relationships and professional networks, with some employees reporting decreased ability to undertake some of the less tangible, relational aspects of work.
Our Guests and Learning Facilitators
NCOSS is greatly looking forward to hearing directly from the study's primary researchers and authors, Associate Professor Linda Colley from CQUniversity and Dr Sue Williamson from UNSW Canberra.
Both Professor Colley and Dr Williamson have written and published several evidence-informed insights into workforce practice and issues. Do check out their pages, and feel free to bring along your most pressing questions!
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