Our Future Workplace ambition is to create a more agile, flexible, and collaborative workplace environment that will enable the Council to work more efficiently and effectively, allowing our staff to work closer to, and within our communities. We want to be an employer of choice, build greater resilience within our services, and have a clear framework to support our Future Workplace model.
Our ultimate goal is to advance our journey to providing flexible workspaces and technology that will bring several significant benefits to our staff and services. These include more rapid decision making by involving the right people quickly (regardless of geography); the sharing of ideas and co-creation of solutions; reduced travel to enable more effective use of time; reduced overall carbon footprint; increased staff engagement through connected teams and improved data governance and information security.
All of this will be underpinned by appropriate health, safety and workforce policies and guidance that promote flexible working and uphold our duty of care towards all staff, wherever they are working.
Below are our key principles that underpin and support our Future Workplace ambition and we must all work together to fulfil these principles in all elements of our ambition.