Abstracts: January 30th, 2006

This programme is now available to view on egovtv.tv, the online television channel for public service modernisation. It examines flexible working – a major change in working practice soon to have an impact on many public bodies as well as private sector organisations. Flexible working means many things to many people, however there is strong consensus that the flexibility of time and place of work offers considerable benefits for staff and the organisation from operational efficiencies to improved staff retention and work-life balance.The programme looks at the opportunities for flexible working and how new working practices can be successfully introduced by public bodies into individual departments, service lines and across entire organisations. The programme includes case studies, interviews and panel discussions.

The programme can be viewed at:

http://www.egovtv.tv/programmes/Flexible%20Working%20Opportunities%20for%20Employers%20and%20Employees>

GovTV (www.eGovTV.tv) is a dedicated web-cast television channel for governors of public bodies, council members and senior executives across all public sector organisations and is available free to an unlimited audience at anytime, at any location via the internet.