'Get Bendy' Issue #3

The Four Pillars of Flexibility

#1 trust

Getting flexibility to work properly requires a change in human behaviour and that doesn't happen as a result of a written policy. What you need are a set of guidelines → Learn how with our FREE Flex Assessment here

Flex in Focus

WHY WE need flexibility for equality & inclusion to take FLIGHT


We're now in the thick of a business (r)evolution, where the next frontier of gender diversity is about getting women further up the leadership ladder, where younger generations are increasingly involved in “side hustles” and projects, where a portfolio career is on many people’s agendas, where job share has become an indispensable retention and attraction tool - the future worker is already here. Here's how to drive equality and inclusion forward through flexibility 

Future Thinking

ThE (r)evolution of business

In our partnership with The Executive Connection we developed a report, The Future is Now: The Agile Workforce discussing the (r)evolution of business, liberating the workforce using tech and how the future worker is already here. This new environment has evolved and it's challenging leaders to rethink traditional revenue streams.   

At a recent TEC event, Ainkaran Krishnarajah, Director, Strategy, Optus summed it up perfectly, "Established enterprises want to grow and innovate in new areas but are challenged by the drug of traditional revenue streams and profit margins, which steers thinking closer to the core and to shorter term objectives.”

It's really at the tipping point now where organisations need to rethink how they structure their workforce, but also the way they approach their business processes. Companies with inflexible structures will struggle to compete and the knowledge economy will see skill diversity triumph.  Access insights from The Future is Now: The Agile Workforce report now

Ponder This

How Airbnb designs for trust

Joe Gebbia, the co-founder of Airbnb, bet his whole company on the belief that people can trust each other enough to stay in one another's homes. How did he overcome the stranger-danger bias? Through good design. Now, 123 million hosted nights (and counting) later, Gebbia sets out his dream for a culture of sharing in which design helps foster community and connection instead of isolation and separation. Watch this humorously insightful TED Talk

Listen and Learn

The Speed of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything - Stephen M. R. Covey


Trust, says Stephen M.R. Covey, is the very basis of the new global economy, and he shows how trust - and the speed at which it is established with clients, employees and constituents - is the essential ingredient for any high - performance, successful organisation.  Happy listening

‘Life is like a garden, you reap what you sow’ - Paulo Coelho

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The reason we need flexibility for equality comes down to leadership