My team know they can come to me at any time to change their roster so that it suits their workload and their personal needs. I really do "tweak" the roster almost weekly as I find the more flexibility I give my team, the more I get out of them, the happier they are and the more productive we are.
I am currently running a controlled case study for my team of 8 on workplace flexibility.
I initially wrote up a survey and sent this out to my team to understand what they thought workplace flexibility meant to them and how much they feel they could adopt it in their role. I asked questions about job satisfaction, moral, workload etc.
Following that, I then ran a weekly business meeting and explained to the team that we would be doing a trial on workplace flexibility. We brainstormed ideas on how we thought it would or wouldn't work, what the challenges would be and then what everyone would like in terms of their own flexibility.
We highlighted that everyone has different requirements for what they want from flexibility and how this would work with our roles and personal requirements. Some staff said they wouldn't want to work from home, some wanted to do extended hours… everyone has a different need which is why it needs to be flexible.
In my team we are currently adopting flexibility in the following way: