“Good morning Halifax. The next blast of winter weather is upon us. Forecasters predict a blizzard warning with strong winds gusting up to 100 km/h with as much as 50 cm of snow expected to fall. RCMP are recommending motorist to stay off the roads…”
Whether you are an employer or employee, we all dread waking up to the reports of the snowstorm that we know is bound happen (likely more than once) every winter. The gut-clenching, white-knuckle commute; employees arriving 2 hours late; the gridlock and inevitable accidents. It all adds up to a very frustrating, unproductive, stressful day for everyone.
Of course, we should be finished with this forecast for a while, but what if there was a way to better prepare organizations and employees to “weather the storm” before it strikes? There is a way and it’s called WORKshift.
WORKshift is not a different way of working but rather an extension of the way we/you all are already operating. It is the ability to work when and where employees and managers determine they are most effective, productive or needed – in a work environment where the employees and managers are supported by the organization’s leadership, the IT infrastructure, and most importantly the corporate culture. No more loss of productivity on a snow day.
What are the first steps to make WORKshift a reality at your workplace?
Change is hard and cultural changes are some of the most challenging. Chances are that your company already has all the right technologies in place; you may just need to make some adjustments to management styles to support remote work successfully. Consider how flexible work and WORKshift can help your organization be better prepared to weather those nasty Halifax winters.
Want to get rolling but still not sure? WORKshift Halifax works with organizations to establish a plan, structure and metrics to set up a successful flexible work programs. If you are looking for a roadmap or have a successful flexible work story to tell, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
WORKshift – http://www.workshiftcanada.com/halifax
SmartTrip – http://www.halifax.ca/smarttrip/WORKshift.html
Julie Wynn – SmartTrip Coordinator 902-490-4160