The Future is Flexible: Negotiating and Managing Flexibility in the Workplace after Covid-19
Date/Time: Wednesday, 17 September 2021, 12:00 - 1:30
One year ago, the rapid and unprecedented changes brought on by Covid-19 forced companies to rapidly send their employees home to work. As a result, millions experienced the benefits of remote working— such as nonexistent commute times and greater productivity. Thousands of companies discovered lower operational costs and a larger pool of global job applicants. As they are planning to bring employees back, many forward-looking companies expect to permanently incorporate remote days to their employees’ work-week as a way to retain employees and attract new talent. But virtual work has it challenges. Employees can feel lost, isolated and out of sync with their peers and managers— how do you build trust, maintain connections and avoid burn out? Managers want to keep their teams motivated, provide useful digital tools, and keep employees productive.
Moderated by Jennifer Voss, Managing Director of FlexProfessionals Boston, this virtual panel will feature industry leaders who will share their experiences on how to navigate the challenges of managing flexible work as well as negotiating and succeeding with a flexible schedule.
12:00: Welcome/WID Chapter Updates – President & VP
12:15: Panel Session
Panel Moderator: Jennifer Voss, Managing Director of FlexProfessionals Boston
Ellen Ferraro, Vice President, Mission Assurance, Raytheon Technologies
Gina Benvenuto, Segment COVID-19 HR Lead, L3 Harris
Purvi Booth, Deputy Director, Raytheon Technologies
Karen Kelly, Project Manager, Office of Work/Life, Harvard University
13:15 – 13:30: Questions
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