About hybrid working
Many of us have had to change the way we work because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This has created advantages for some and challenges for others.
This is an opportunity to create a better way of working for everyone, so we won't return to the way we worked before the pandemic.
Hybrid working is being able to work from different locations at different times. This could be a mix of working in an office and at home.
It places a greater focus on the work you do rather than where or when you do it.
We're developing hybrid working for the council that:
- supports colleagues, customers and members
- improves staff wellbeing, accessibility, and inclusion
- makes us an employer of choice
- reduces our carbon footprint across the city
The information in the hybrid working pages can support you and your team to make new working arrangements.
What we’re doing
We're speaking to staff to help us decide the best approach to hybrid working.
When we can open our offices, we'll work with services to try new ways of using our spaces. We’ll make sure the offices are being used in a safe and effective way.
Based on what we learn from speaking to staff, we'll agree our long term hybrid working plan by mid-2022.
Until then, we'll support managers and staff to take on hybrid working arrangements. We'll help everyone work in the best way possible.
Staff working arrangements must allow us to support our colleagues, customers and members. Services should decide what these needs are before they set up team and individual plans for hybrid working.