EP#57: Leading from a Distance

Before the pandemic, the APSC reported that 22% of APS employees were working from home or utilising flexible working arrangements. As we all know, when COVID-19 hit the nation, this number grew substantially to 56%. In 2022 Australians are slowly learning how to work in the context of the pandemic. This means that for many flexible working arrangements are becoming the norm, including those in the APS. So, the question is posed, do we have to be in the office or even the same city as our office in order to work effectively and efficiently?

In this week’s episode we are joined by Duncan Young, General Manager of the Census and Data Acquisition Division at the Australian Bureau of Statistics and Ali Jenkins, Senior Executive at the APS Reform Office at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Listen as they both share how they are leading teams in Canberra, remotely from Tasmania.

Discussed in this episode:

  • The pluses and minuses of working remotely to your team.
  • Key tips for remote working.
  • Maintaining professional relationships from a distance.
  • The future of flexible working.