Flexible work isn’t a temporary benefit that can be ripped away once the COVID-19 pandemic is in the rear-view mirror. To retain employees and create more equitable work opportunities, HR leaders must continue to offer the ability to work remotely in some situations. In this course, Catherine Mattice Zundel details the business case for flexible work, as well as how you can successfully implement a flex work program in your company. After discussing the benefits and challenges of flexible work programs, Catherine shares tips for balancing employee and employer wants and needs, identifying workforce needs, and facilitating manager success in a virtual environment. Plus, learn how to properly communicate policy and set appropriate boundaries around flex work.
- Catherine Mattice Zundel I create respectful workplace cultures.
Catherine Mattice is a professional consultant and trainer who helps build positive corporate cultures.
Her firm, Civility Partners, offers consulting and training in the areas of internal communication processes, conflict resolution, workplace bullying, sexual harassment, diversity, intercultural communication, hostile work environments, and interpersonal communication skills.
Civility Partners has had the pleasure of working with such clients as the third largest energy company in the world, the American Red Cross, the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy, and a variety of universities, hospitals, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private businesses in a variety of industries.
Catherine has presented her research and training programs both nationally and internationally. She has also made several appearances on news stations around the country, including FOX, NBC, and ABC, and she has been cited in such media outlets as MSNBC, Inc Magazine, Entrepreneur, and USA Today. She is coauthor of the book BACK OFF! Your Kick-Ass Guide to Ending Bullying at Work, which business guru Ken Blanchard called “the most comprehensive and valuable handbook on the topic.” Catherine has also written articles for a wide variety of industry trade magazines, covering HR, leadership, safety, personal development, employee assistance, and more.
Catherine is past-president of the San Diego chapter of the American Society of Training & Development, now called the Association for Talent Development, and an adjunct professor at National University and Southwestern College. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communication from San Diego State University.