Navigating Flexibility: Hybrid working, equality and COVID 19
Join AMBS' Jill Rubery and Emma Banister as they discuss flexible working, exploring what can we learn from the lessons of the past to help navigate an uncertain future.
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- 3 Dec 18:00 - 3 Dec 19:30
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Flexible working has always been a double-edged sword: what can we learn from the lessons of the past to help navigate an uncertain future?
Flexible working has always been a double-edged sword: bringing greater freedom for employees and employers, but also unexpected negative consequences for both. As organisations continue to oscillate between returning to work, working from home and new hybrid patterns of working, what can we learn from the lessons of the past to help navigate an uncertain future?
Join Professor Jill Rubery, Director of the AMBS Work and Equalities Institute, as she draws upon her work on flexible working and flexible labour, highlighting some of the hidden costs and pitfalls of greater flexibility. Together with her colleague, Professor Emma Banister, Jill introduces some of the pitfalls of flexibility, highlighting the implications of COVID19 to start a conversation about flexible working, with senior HR professionals in the North West.
Following a short presentation, Jill and Emma will reflect in conversation on some key contemporary issues around flexible working. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss these, and other challenges, in small group sessions to develop understanding and take learning back to their workplaces.
Jill Rubery is the Director of the Work and Equalities Institute at Alliance Manchester Business School. She was previously Deputy Director of Alliance Manchester Business School and head of the People, Management and Organisation Division (2004- 2009). In 2006 she was elected a fellow of the British Academy and an emeritus fellow of Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge
Emma Banister joined Alliance Manchester Business School in November 2010 from Lancaster University Management School where she worked for seven years. Prior to this, she was a consumer behaviour lecturer in the Textiles Department, UMIST for three years. She has an MSc and PhD from UMIST (Manchester School of Management) where she was also a Research Assistant.
This event is hosted by the Manchester branch of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
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