Libraries - we are piloting the use of some of our library sites providing a mixture of desks and meeting spaces bookable via Manhattan Room Booking. Some of the facilities available on site will differ from those at main hub buildings but all will have access to printing, a kitchen including a fridge and toilet.
Think about what Agile working (PDF) means for you and your team - what work is completed more effectively working in an office location? You may want to use the workplace for networking and collaboration.
Depending on your role, to support working in an agile way, 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 a workspace or a 'third space'.
If you have specific requirements that need to be considered when working in an office you should discuss this with your line manager and complete a risk assessment. Advice and support is available and you can self refer to Occupational Health if necessary.
Ensure that you consider your wellbeing when working in the office – taking regular breaks, building a walk into your day and ensuring that you maintain a healthy work/life balance are all ways to do this.
Working considerately and securely
Working in an open plan office means that you need to be aware of your surroundings when working with personal data – ensuring that you protect sensitive or confidential information from others working around you.
Consider what you discuss in an open plan office, think about the information that you have on your screen and make sure that you lock your computer if you leave it.
Consider the etiquette of working in an open plan office – consider using headphones when on a Teams call and think about where best to locate yourself for meetings or collaborative activity.