Hybrid working is a form of flexible working which allows employees to work from a variety of different locations, often combing working from home with the option to work in the office, or other public spaces. As with other forms of flexible working, for hybrid working to be successful you should consider all the points already covered in the sections above, including communication, clear expectations, goal setting, wellbeing, development, team morale etc).
Currently, the University does not have a hybrid-working policy. To help us to create one the University is currently piloting hybrid working in several sections (the project is known as SWAE).
The SWAE project will maximise the efficiency and effectiveness of our physical and digital estate and embrace new ways of working acquired from the pandemic. We will do this within the context of our declaration of a climate and ecological emergency and of major constraints on the University's capital expenditure during the period of financial recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic.
During May, staff in the professional services areas of Estates and Campus Services, Finance, Planning and Data Insight, People and Culture and some staff in ITS vacated the spaces now designated to new SRES and HSC teaching facilities. As part of this project managers attend a manager support programme, delivered through a combination of training, psychometric profiling and group coaching to prepare them to manage hybrid teams. Individuals from these areas engage in a hybrid support programme with access to resources, networking opportunities and wellbeing support.