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Consultancy Solutions

From your first thoughts about using new ways of working to make your business more effective through to implementation of complete programmes Wisework can help.

You'll get the optimum benefits quickly by supporting  your senior managers to introduce flexible working practices as part of their business strategy, exploring feasibility and developing the business case. Robust implementation plans help you to deliver with a constant eye on achieving the business benefits.

We are passionate about flexible working and the way it benefits the organisation as well as the individual. We’ve been consulting in this field for longer than most and have helped organisations large and small to benefit.

No two organisations are identical so your needs for consultancy help will be unique. We can dip into our vast experience to tailor our service to your requirements based on examples such as these.

Creating a culture for flexible working

Making sure that the environment and climate of your organisation support new ways of working. Working with senior management to identify the desired culture and ensure working practices and management style reflect this. Our  Scorecard for Flexible Working is a powerful tool in identifying and focusing on the most effective behaviours for new ways of working.

Project management

Ensuring that the technology being implemented, the people using it and the facilities they occupy are planned together in an integrated way. Working with the HR, IT and FM functions to run a coordinated programme of flexible and remote working practices.

Support for your specialists

You may choose to run the projects yourself using your own internal specialists. Access to resources and support for diverse specialists may well be needed. We often facilitate cross functional teams to work effectively together to produce the best results.

Implementation support

When it comes to implementation you may need ready access to advice or a source of really effective training to get the best out of your investment in flexible working. Our consultants bring vast experience to the advice they give and out Training Solutions are second to none.

Policy, procedure and practice

Ensuring that your flexible working and work-life balance policies reflect your intentions and meet legal and regulatory requirements. Helping you to implement new ways of working to gain maximum commitment from employees with minimum disruption to the business.

Developing solutions to address business issues

Helping you to put together the business case and strategic plan for flexible working; making sure your implementation meets your business needs including improving  employee engagement; evaluating and proving the business case.

Consulting and communicating with employees

Helping to understand employee needs, advising on the communications programme and running briefing sessions where appropriate.

Our services are tailored to meet your specific individual requirements. There is no “one size fits all” solution because every organisation is different. Our consultancy can be focused on specific problem areas such as

  • improving business performance and efficiency
  • increasing the retention of your key staff and skill-sets.

By helping to develop and introduce new strategies, business plans and procedures we can help you to

  • increase productivity
  • improve customer service delivery

as well as

  • enhance the work-life balance of your staff

We helped the Senior Management Team at London Borough of Sutton to initiate plans to move to new, more flexible ways of working. A short, concentrated workshop led to plans to change culture, the identification of the best places to start and tangible benefits that could be achieved.

Like many other local authorities Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council were facing recruitment difficulties and wished to retain existing staff. They also needed to find new accommodation and wanted to increase access to their services. They recognised that the introduction of all types of flexible working across the Council would enable them to meet these business targets. Wisework produced a Business Plan including risk assessment, a Project Implementation Document and Plan, as well as Flexible Working Policy documents.