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Information about Dynamic Working

Last week Richard Taylor, Chief Operating Officer set out in his email the University’s response to the Government’s removal of Plan B restrictions.

Colleagues whose roles are suitable for Dynamic Working have been asked to revert to their previously agreed Dynamic Working arrangements (phased where social distancing cannot be maintained, and additional mitigations are not available).

Due to the pre-Christmas requirement for staff to work from home, it has not been possible to evaluate the effectiveness of Dynamic Working in line with the original timescale (end of January). To ensure that colleagues can have an effective experience of Dynamic Working where it applies, the evaluation will now take place at the end of March to ensure that the feedback obtained is meaningful. The outputs will shape future phases of the project and how we work dynamically.

To ensure that the evaluation is effective, colleagues are asked to recommence their Dynamic Working arrangements as quickly as possible after Monday 31 January. There will then be a period when the Dynamic Working team can help to address any queries or concerns arising from these new ways of working. Colleagues who have concerns about restarting their Dynamic Working arrangements should talk to their manager in the first instance.

All colleagues can now access a dedicated Dynamic Working Portal which hosts FAQs, Effective Meeting resources, information on how to access equipment and lots more. The portal also contains information on the pilot that is underway in the Rutland Building which aims to use our spaces differently to support collaboration and to enable more efficient ways of working.

The Dynamic Working portal should be your first port of call for any questions, but if you require further information, please contact the Dynamic Working Programme Manager Steve Harris.

Thank you for your ongoing support with this important project.

Ffyona Baker
Director, Organisational Development & Change