Microsoft’s Jean-Philippe Courtois on Flexible Working

The BBC, as part of their Future of Work series, has an interesting piece from Microsoft’s Jean-Philippe Courtois on Flexible Working.

He emphasises that technology is an enabler of flexibility but is not, in itself, sufficient to drive effective flexible working. 

Mutual trust between employee and employer, and an effective, results-oriented management style are harder for some firms to achieve than simply throwing new kit at people.  It is this more fundamental change that is essential to effective flexibility.

On the subject of flexible working, earlier this week, Computer Weekly was promoting the excellent Smart Working Handbook from, a body that promotes good practice on flexible working.


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