What will work at the university look like in the future?

Faculty and staff asked for thoughts on current and desired arrangements

Johns Hopkins has sent all staff and faculty a survey seeking input about the future of work at the university.

The survey is anonymous and is expected to take five minutes to complete. Employees can take the survey until Oct.14 using this link.

While the survey is an important tool for gathering opinions about future plans, university leadership is now committed to maintaining current flexible work arrangements with a mix of in-person, hybrid, and remote operations through at least the end of the calendar year.

The survey asks employees what they think about working from home and in the office. It also offers them an opportunity to share their thoughts about what is working well, how the university can implement a workplace model and related policies that consider best practices, and what enhancements or improvements are needed to support both individuals and the university's educational, research, and service missions.

In an email sent to faculty and staff on Sept. 28, Sunil Kumar, provost; Laurent Heller, senior vice president for finance and administration; and Pierre Joanis, vice president for human resources, wrote, "We are developing a future of work plan that meets two essential goals: fueling the vibrant interactions that are critical for our mission and providing a flexible, welcoming, and dynamic workplace."

The message included an announcement of virtual townhalls with university leaders that will be held at 6:15 p.m. on Thurs., Oct. 13, and at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18. Details will be forthcoming.

"Thank you for your continued resilience and commitment and for adding your voice to this important work," Kumar, Heller, and Joanis wrote. "We look forward to receiving your feedback and engaging with you in the coming weeks."

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