Promoting the benefits and necessity of flexible work in today's workplace
Pat’s past work experiences are the result of his ‘pro-flex’ views and advocacy for flexible work. As UNSW Flexible Work Champion, Pat believes flexible work is a vital piece to encourage a diverse workplace where everyone can thrive.
"I have been a long-term advocate of flexible work and leave options and support my team here at UNSW with several flexible work options. These include job shares, part-time work and the option to work from home as needed. My view is that by giving people flexible work to suit their family and other commitments, they are more engaged and productive. I was fortunate to be a stay-at-home dad for a period when my son was very young. That was 13 years ago, and it was considered very unusual at the time. It’s encouraging to see the Australian workplace has changed since then, but there is still a long way to go".