Enabling New Ways of Working: A Manifesto for Change
In 2021, the Enabling New Ways of Working group was formed, to consider and implement new approaches to our working environment as we return to campus post-pandemic. The group’s focus is to encourage imaginative discussions and collective decision-making to address challenges and obstacles around space, technology, sustainability, and staff and student communities in a world where hybrid working is becoming normalised.
After consulting widely across the University, the group is proud to publish our Enabling New Ways of Working: A Manifesto for Change, in which we present what we want to do, how we want to do it, and how everyone can be involved in decision-making about our working spaces, technologies, and policies. The Manifesto aligns fully with University Values, as we seek to build infrastructure to support excellence, embrace new thinking and innovative ways of working, trust colleagues to work plan and decide how best to do their jobs, promote and enable a diverse and inclusive community, and address issues of sustainability.
Over the next 24 months, the group will take forward a range of recommendations and actions on three themes: people, space, and technology. We aim to facilitate honest and open conversations about our workspaces, work policies, and technology needs. We want to address the very real pressures on space across the campus, make our usage fairer and more sustainable, show how technological solutions can enhance our practices, and at the same time help to rebuild our staff and student communities.
To support colleagues in these open conversations a range of resources has been created to enable informed discussion.
Visit our newly refreshed Enabling New Ways of Working webpages to:
- read the Manifesto for Change, our plans, and associated timelines
- access resources to support planning conversations about ways of working in your local area
First published: 26 September 2022