Reset, Restore, Reframe

Flexible working conditions represent a tangible and sustained approach to improving wellbeing.  

It also delivers enduring value to organisations and their people in the form of:

  • improved performance

  • productivity

  • engagement 

  • resilience.

But effectively implementing flexible work is not without challenge.

It requires the thoughtful adaptation of flexible work practices both to enable worker wellbeing and to drive business outcomes.

Key findings

Supporting wellbeing

and flexible working conditions can be a key differentiator in attracting and retaining the best talent.

Empowering employees

with a sense of autonomy to structure work conditions around their individual needs is central to flexible working.

Flexible work practices

need to be equitable rather than equal, and need to be tailored to the needs of the workforce and the organisation.

Managing psychosocial risk

factors is essential to the enablement of wellbeing through flexible work.

Flexible work is more than remote work

This is a supplement to the original 2022 national research report Reset, Restore, Reframe – Making Fair Work FlexWork from Deloitte and Swinburne Edge (powered by the Centre for the New Workforce).

It provides practical guidance to organisations in their journey towards implementing flexible working practices to support employee wellbeing.

Arm your organisation with practical, data-driven guidance

Download the report to grasp:

  • the link between flexible work and wellbeing

  • the growing incentives to manage wellbeing through flexible work

  • practical guidance on effective practices to realise the wellbeing benefits of flexible work. 

Understanding workplace wellbeing  

Employees are substantially attracted to organisations’ ability to support wellbeing in the workplace and flexible working conditions.

Organisations, regulators and governments are increasingly aware of and actively pursuing avenues to improve workplace wellbeing.


Evidence points to poor workplace wellbeing outcomes being associated with reduced performance outcomes, lower economic output, increased rates of burnout and are increasingly contributing to a growing mental health crisis.


The hunger for flexible work conditions reflects a broader trend of people seeking to work to live, not live to work. A culture of overwork is no longer celebrated but progressively being recognised for the detrimental consequences it creates for the workforce.


Employers need to approach their implementations of flexible working through a focus on restoring time and control in their employees’ lives and with a broader definition of flexible work that isn’t limited to those that can undertake their work remotely.

Access the full report

Reset, Restore, Reframe – Enabling Wellbeing through Flexible Work

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