This report accompanies a short presentation on the results of a survey on the working arrangements experienced by colleagues whilst we have been responding to the pandemic. The survey aims to capture feedback on the current experience and thoughts from the workforce on how we take good practice forward into our new ways of working, and how we can eliminate any concerns colleagues are facing.
Members considered a report which accompanied a short presentation on the results of a survey on the working arrangements experienced by employees whilst the Council had been responding to the pandemic. The survey aimed to capture feedback on the current experience and thoughts from the workforce on how to take forward good practice into new ways of working, and how any concerns employees were facing could be eliminated.
The comments of the Business Support Overview and Scrutiny Committee on this paper were set out in a supplementary agenda.
Members welcomed the report and the proposed way forward. The following issues were discussed:
· xplore how Microsoft Analytics could be used to understand the frequency of collaboration and focus time, how this would operate in practice and how it could be applied fairly, given the many different jobs across the Council, was questioned. The Head of HR advised that Microsoft Analytics produced weekly reports summarising activity. The system allowed managers to see how people were managing their time and It could help individuals to manage emails and pre-populate blocks of time in a calendar for focus.
(In accordance with Council Rule 12.6, Councillors Khan, Mahil and Prenter asked that their votes in favour be recorded.)