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Being more flexible on when, where and how we work

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Flexibility is about working when and where you can fulfil your role effectively. It’s about give and take,and staying effective.

This will often mean finding a productive blendof working at home and at your usual Company location. It could also include working at other sites,as well as customer or supplier premises.

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When deciding what will work best for you, your team and your customers think about:
 
>When you can do your work effectively – are therecore hours when you need to be available andwould there be a benefit to you or the Companyin doing some work at different times?
>Where you can do your work effectively – can yoube equally or more productive at home; do youneed to be on site for some activities?
>What combination of when and where will helpyou be most effective, efficient and responsive?
>How will changes to your ways of working affectyour colleagues and customers?

If you want to work in a different way more permanently, you can talk to your line manager to explore a flexible working arrangement, which may mean a change to your contract.

This can include:

>Part time working
>Term time working
>Job share
>Compressed hours

Once you’ve agreed ways of working, it’s important to keep talking about what’s working and what might be more effective.