Strategies to Optimize Remote Work: Preparing the Campus and the Workforce for a New Era of Flexibility

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Strategies to Optimize Remote Work: Preparing the Campus and the Workforce for a New Era of Flexibility

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The key lesson of our pandemic-driven experiment in virtual operations is that remote work has strategic benefits that higher ed left untapped in the past. Leaders are giving new attention to potential reductions in office space, operational savings, recruiting and retention benefits, and process improvement. In an age of brutal constraints, this is a rare opportunity to bend cost curves and to offer staff a valued new benefit.

Just the same, these benefits won’t be realized without careful planning and reasonable expectations. Institutions will need a broader, more leadership-driven vision of remote work.

The roundtable sessions will first provide Facilities leaders with the resources to cultivate a healthier, happier, more productive workforce while the pandemic forces many to continue to work from home. However, leaders also need to prepare for a post-pandemic workforce more interested than ever in remote work opportunities. Using case studies from both higher education and the private sector, we’ll explore how to calculate the potential benefits of expanding higher ed’s remote work opportunities post-pandemic. We’ll also provide tools to create an infrastructure of policies and staffing strategy to optimize and scale remote work cost savings.

For those of you who were able to provide input during our working sessions on the topic of physical space, these roundtables will present our broad conclusions from our research on remote workforce management, structure, and cost savings.

Sessions

In these sessions, Facilities leaders will engage with each other and with EAB’s research to explore ways to realize the promise of remote work. Through an interactive presentation and peer discussions, attendees will be able to:

  • Employ strategies and provide resources for remote staff to be their most effective
  • Discern the potential cost savings and related benefits to a continuation of campus-wide remote work
  • Create new guidelines for remote workers post-pandemic

Use the drop-down in the banner above to register for one of the sessions. Sessions are best suited for Senior Facilities Officers, Associate Vice Presidents/Vice-Chancellors/Directors/Heads of: Facilities, Campus Planning, Design, or Campus Operations. Facilities leaders are welcome to invite their HR Director or another interested colleague to this roundtable. Registration for each session is limited to two attendees per institution.

  • Monday, December 14 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Wednesday, December 16 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time
    • For UK and European partners, please note the session is scheduled at 15:00 Greenwich Mean Time or 17:00 Eastern European Time.

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