Work-from-anywhere: When the office is a moving target (distributed workforce management)
Distributed workforce management is not new, but the epic change in work design during a pandemic is a confronting yet opportunity-laden experience for most organisational strategists. The question is: How can we turn the experience of work-from-anywhere into a rewarding and productive situation while at the same time manage the health, safety, financial, and legal risks? There are concerns about front-line workers and the need for continuity of public service and there are back-of-house considerations for the office-based support teams.
The presentation will advise delegates to study the tasks and jobs of essential and vulnerable workers, as well as those that exist within vulnerable work systems, to better support worker needs and advance critical work strategies. This requires targeted and effective governance, policy, research, education and training, work organisation, job and task, and environmental design. One presenter has been engaged to assist organisations to review their architectural road map to work design during the changing world of work and some of these learnings will be shared: what is important to consider and what is often missed during the planning? The legislative framework that underpins these actions and empowers stakeholders to meaningfully engage in best practices will also be explored by the co-presenter.