Flexitime Focus Groups: Call for Participants
By Bethan Smith, on 7 July 2021
As we approach the next academic year, and implement new ways and patterns of working, we would like to take the opportunity to examine our current systems for managing flexible working patterns across Library Services.
The current flexitime system has been in suspension since March 2020. Running a local system brings with it limitations and overheads; as we implement new modes of working in the upcoming academic year, it is worth taking the time to examine how we might administer the benefit of flexible working within Library Services going forward, and consider whether we need to reinstate the current MyFlexi system.
With this in mind, Martin Moyle and June Hedges would like to meet colleagues to hear their views on how we might manage flexible working patterns in the near future.
We have arranged five focus groups, which will take place over the next three weeks.
Please note that there is no question of withdrawing the benefit of flexible working patterns from Library Services – conversations in these groups will instead focus on considering the way we administer these:
Friday 9th July, 11:30 – 12:30
Tuesday 13th July 11:00 – 12:00
Thursday 15th July 15:00 – 16:00
Tuesday 27th July 11:00 – 12:00
Thursday 29th July 10:00 – 11:00
Focus groups will take place virtually on MS Teams. Participants will be sent a Teams link prior to the start of the session.
To ensure a constructive conversation, we are aiming for up to 10 colleagues to act as participants per focus group. We aim to ensure an even spread of participants across teams, grades, and work patterns at each meeting to ensure a representative discussion is held.
If you are interested in attending one of the focus groups, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your first and second preference for your slot.
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