Submitted by Peter Thomson on 18 November, 2014 - 18:52
Many organisations are having a stab at introducing some form of flexible working. Unfortunatley thay are in danger of creating as many problems as they solve if they simply add it to their existing work practices. As we say in Future Work, there is a need to have a fundamental review of the organisational culture and change some entrenched managament behaviours to have a successful implementation.
But SME's in particular do not have the resources to employ management consultants to advise them on the change, or have management development programmes to change the skills and attitudes of managers. Hence they are in danger of 'Muddling Through'. This is the theme of a new blog on a Microsoft site which points to an interesting initiative from the Telework Association.