Remote and hybrid work is here to stay, and effective flexible work arrangements can help your institution attract and retain top talent, improve productivity, and conserve space and energy. Yet many university leaders struggle to institutionalize flexible work and establish formal policies and procedures that clarify eligibility and approval processes and that align with broader institutional goals.
Facilities leaders play a critical role in designing and deploying successful remote and hybrid work arrangements but can easily feel overwhelmed by the process and not know where to start.
Click on the statement that best describes where you are in your journey towards flexible work to connect with resources that will accelerate your progress:
My institution has an up-to-date flexible work policy in place.
Your institution, like many, has yet to make a formal decision about its approach to remote and hybrid work. Before you begin creating an official policy, ensure you’ve considered the following:
Next step: Begin drafting your institution’s policy.
Although your institution may already have a policy in place, it is important to make intentional decisions that actualize the cost savings, talent retention, and productivity benefits of flexible work. See the following resources to know how different decisions can impact success:
Next step: Assess your institution’s current policy and how it supports the benefits of remote work.
If you have a comprehensive flexible work policy in place, the next step is understanding how it compares to industry best practices. Submit your policy for review:
Next step: Implement the recommended changes and schedule a call with one of our experts for support.
If your institution already has a comprehensive policy in place or has already completed a policy audit, Facilities leaders need to effectively communicate this policy to campus leaders and continue to collect data to measure the policy’s success. The following tools can help you launch and maintain a successful approach to flexible work:
Remote Work Policy Audit
Attract and retain the best talent, improve productivity, and conserve space and energy with an up-to-date remote work policy.