As an employer it’s about allowing employees to work in an environment where they feel most empowered to do their best work.

Workplace flexibility comes in many forms:  

  • the flexibility of role - how a role is performed or divided
  • the flexibility of place - working from alternative locations
  • the flexibility of work schedule - working flexible hours
  • and the flexibility of leave - supporting flexible leave arrangements.

It can occur in different ways:

  • ad hoc or temporary flexibility - for example, adjusted hours to meet personal needs temporarily
  • regular flexibility - for example, working from home every Wednesday, or
  • a formal flexibility arrangement - for example, permanent part time working.

Find out more about:

Types of flexibility

“All of my direct reports at any one time are balancing school pick-ups and drop-offs. Life happens - work is what happens around life.”

Barbara Chapman, Champion and CEO ASB



“I personally prefer the term work-life integration, where it’s more of a blend of career and personal activities throughout a work day. For example, 1.5 hours at the gym at lunchtime, going to a kid’s event that afternoon or picking them up from school, and then making up the time later in the evening. That’s flexibility.”  

Jason Walker, Champion and Managing Director, Hays