As well as working from an SCC workspace or from home, agile working means that you could work in a public or community space or building.
Things you should consider
- Think about what agile working (PDF) means for you and your team – what benefits are there for you working in a public or community space? Working from a café or public building provides a more social environment without needing to go into a workplace and provides the opportunity to meet with colleagues.
- Think about how everyone in the team knows where people are working, the Transitioning out of lockdown guide can help with this.
- Choose your workspace wisely – ensure it's conducive to work and that the proprietor is happy for you to work there.
- Think about the type of work that will be most effective in a public or community space – noise and confidentiality should be considered.
- With agile working, there is a likelihood that you'll be involved in hybrid meetings – training is available to support this.
Technology and equipment
- Depending on your role, to support agile working, you will be provided with an SCC laptop, hybrid or iPhone if required.
- Agile working is about focussing on outcomes rather than hours or locations which means that colleagues have greater flexibility in when they work and where they work – whether that be at home, in an office or a public or community space.
- Consider your workspace wisely and ensure that you can work comfortably – consider your set up to make sure that you are taking care of your physical health.
- The SCC network can be accessed using public wifi – make sure that the location has good wifi coverage and familiarise yourself with how to connect securely.
- SCC provide digital solutions to enable you to work in an agile way – support on how to use these tools, such as Microsoft teams can be accessed on the Digital Skills jive page
- Ensure that you consider your wellbeing – working in a Public or Community space may provide a change of scenery and interaction with others in person which may be good for your wellbeing.
Working considerately and securely
- Be aware of your surroundings when working with personal data – ensure that you are situated where others cannot view your screen and that you are not having confidential conversations that others could overhear.
- We all have a responsibility to protect the information we use in our work. This is particularly important where the information is sensitive or confidential.
- You are responsible for ensuring that data is protected from risks inherent in working outside of the office.
- Don't leave any paperwork or devices unattended if you move away from your seat, consider what you will do if you need a comfort break. Be aware of potential theft.