The SMART Working workstream seeks to promote all type of SMART working practices across the Savings and Investment Industry. Our mission is to encourage organisations to attract and retain the best and most diverse talent in order to cultivate inclusive multigenerational workplaces, and also to support and encourage all individuals to remain within the investment and savings industry throughout all life events.
Our call for action outlined in the SMART Working Manifesto for Change, presents a challenge to the investment and savings industry to ensure flexible working is encouraged and developed more strategically within organisations. For firms to retain and attract best and most diverse talent it’s important to bridge the gap between a reactive approach to remote working and a more inclusive long-term framework for smarter working that is future fit for a post-pandemic workplace.
Now more than ever it is even more key to ensure our industry embraces the SMART Working Manifesto for Change which outlines explicit actions firms should take in order to adapt a more sustainable and strategic approach to flexible working.
The objectives of the SMART Working workstream are as follows:
- Development of a flexible working toolkit to help support managers to manage an effective smart working team and to answer commonly asked questions.
- Demonstration of the continuing and successful implementation of the SMARTtworking Manifesto for Change with members firms and progress made on five calls to action which will include the production of case studies and experience driven discussions.
- Ensuring at least 70% of member firms have formally adopted SMARTworking in order to adopt a more sustainable and strategic approach to flexible working and encourage a more inclusive culture in the workplace.
- Exploring and building out partnerships with other Diversity Project workstreams in order to increase awareness and understanding and demonstrate the positive intersectionality of Smartworking with other aspects of diversity.