Marcy Richardson is the co-founder of the marketing agency Bulldog & Maple. We talk about why it’s so important to allow flexible working to enable people to have their best ideas. Our best ideas rarely come to us when we’re sat at a desk in an office. The neurones in your brain that lead to great ideas come alive when we’re active and surrounded by nature.
I chat with Andy Curlewis and Emma Hydes from Cielo Talent about the importance of providing a great experience for everyone in an organisation, not just full time employees. We also talk about the gap that exists between the command and control style structure of organisations and the need to be able to adapt to rapid change. And we ask the important question; why is there always a dog on a conference call?
Have you considered your own attitude towards people who work flexibly? What about your attitude towards colleagues who have space in their diaries and aren’t scheduled back to back? I chat with Heidi Dalgleish from Thrive HR Services about how attitudes towards people who chose to work flexibly need to change. People who work flexibly can also be committed and interested in career progression!
As a mini-celebration for the 10th episode I’ve put together ten ideas that employers can implement to enable a true culture of flexibility for everyone in their organisation. It’s also short and snappy at just 10 minutes - it’s like I planned it that way!
Duome is a brand new platform designed to make job sharing easier. I talk to Eric Evans and Graham Joyce the co-founders about what led them to create Duome and what’s needed for an organisation to embrace more job shares. We also talk about the importance of the hiring manager in enabling more job shares and flexible working
Did you know that 6,000 teachers between the ages of 30 - 39 leave the profession every year in the UK? I talk to Lindsay Patience, one of the co-founders of Flexible Teacher Talent about how they are working with schools to encourage them to enable more flexibility for teaching and school leadership staff
I talk to Cath O’Neill who has a view on why not all roles can be flexible. We talk about the types of roles and career stages at which flexibility might be more difficult. We also talk about the little things that people managers can do to encourage a culture of flexible working in their organisation
Did you know that remote workers are 13.5% more productive than office-based workers? I talk to Tracy Keogh from Grow Remote about the value of remote working. She tells me about the work Grow Remote are doing in Ireland to create communities of remote workers and encourage more employers to have remote workers as part of their workforce.
In this episode I talk to Aidan Harper, one of the founding members of the 4-day week campaign. Aidan sets out the case for why we should all be working a 4-day week and the positive impact it would have on our democracy, society, economy and environment
I talk to Lucy Tarrant who founded Cognitive Law. This is a law firm where everyone works flexibly. Their definition of flexible refers to hours and location and flexibility is built in to the DNA of the whole organisation. Lucy talks about what inspired her to create a law firm that enables flexible working for all and the impact the flexible culture has had on the whole organisation and its clients.
In this episode I talk to Mark Wilson about being a man that works flexibly. There’s still an unconscious bias that exists that flexible working is just about mums but Mark talks about the impact for him and his family on working a 4-day week
In the second episode I provide an update on what I’ve learnt so far and the key themes around flexible working that have emerged so far
The very first episode of The Flexible Movement where I talk about why I’m doing this and what I hope to learn along the way