Flexible working and the future of work

The Flexible Working and the Future of Work Project aims to promote quality flexible working across all industries in order to support gender equality in the workplace. 

Tools and publications

In the media

9 November 2023 – BBC Morning Show invited academic expert guest discussing ‘Mum shaming’ and the difficulties mothers face returning to work before their maximum period of maternity leave.

11 September 2023 – HR News article
4 Ways Employers Can Support the Health and Well-being of Remote and Hybrid Workers

9 January 2023 - Guardian article
Most managers believe flexible working helps productivity, UK study shows

9 January 2023 – Personnel Today
Managers more positive about working from home and flexible hours

2 February 2022 – Guardian article
Firms told to tackle flexible-working ‘stigma’ faced by men

12 June 2021 – Wall Street Journal article
How Working From Home Has Changed Employees

11 May 2021 – Forbes Magazine article  
Are We Likely To Work Only 50% Of The Time In The Office?

8 March,2021 – New Statesman article
Inside Covid-19’s “lost year” for women at work   

20 February 2021 Guardian article
‘I had no idea about the hidden labour’: has the pandemic changed fatherhood for ever?

23 October, 2020 – Stylist Magazine article  
Here’s how working from anywhere is going to transform how we feel about work  


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