to the Work Suitability Assessment!
When considering a flexwork program employees must examine
the types of
job tasks that can be performed in a remote setting, away from colleagues,
during non-standard work hours, or without supervision.
Suitability Assessment (WSA) is a tool to help you and your
supervisor or manager determine which parts of your job you can
perform at alternate locations or times, if any. Your results will
provide you with detailed insights designed to help you best structure
your work agreement with your supervisor or manager. Your results
will help you both collaboratively determine the type of flexwork
program you will implement, which job tasks and performance metrics
you will use, and your work schedule. This assessment is not a test
that you can pass or fail. Instead, the tool focuses on the requirements
of your job within your workgroup with the objective of designing
your program in a way that benefits your work experience and performance.
The WSA has
five basic steps:
You will be asked to enter your identifying information and to rate
various components of your job against a series of different job-task
You will receive two sets of scores. The first set will rate how
suitable your job tasks are for telework, compressed workweeks,
and flexible scheduling, as well as how necessary it is for you
to be in the office. The second set of scores will focus on job-specific
themes to help you consider important aspects of your job as you
design your flexwork arrangement.
Statements. For each type of flexwork you select, you will be
provided with a worksheet that lists the task statements you rated
especially high or low. Print out these statements and use them
and your answers
to indicate specific job tasks most suitable for your flexwork program,
how much time you spend on those tasks, and possible performance
metrics. You will also be provided with the task statements that
do not match your flexwork program -- be sure to address how those
tasks will be accomplished as you design your program.
You will be provided with a worksheet that contains the most important
themes you need to consider when designing a flexwork program for
your specific job. These themes will help you both augment your
program and avoid potential issues.
You will be provided with a schedule to print out so that you can
indicate when you will be flexworking. This will allow your supervisor
or manager to incorporate your program into the overall workgroup
there are other aspects of ensuring a successful flexwork arrangement,
such as personal work preferences, remote work skills, and appropriate
tools and technology. This assessment is the first step in identifying
what is possible within the context of your position.
Click the button
below to begin the assessment. If you experience technical difficulties
or have questions while taking the WSA, please send an email to