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Making the Most of WPI's Remote and Flexible Work Policy

DEPARTMENT(S): 
June 9, 2022

Recognizing that offering remote and flexible work options can improve job satisfaction, enhance employee recruitment and retention, optimize building and space planning, and help staff achieve a more fulfilling work/life balance while continuing to support WPI’s vibrant and inclusive culture, the Remote & Flexible Work Policy is now permanent. Launched as an interim policy almost exactly a year ago, the policy went through the Administrative Policy Group process, including an open period for community comment. The President has approved the recommendation of Administrative Policy Group to make this a permanent policy.

In order to support all WPI employees in making the most of this policy, the Division of Talent & Inclusion will offer learning sessions dedicated to helping individual contributors and managers understand the policy better and to providing them with resources and tips on how to continue working remotely in an effective manner. In the spirit of remote and flexible work, all sessions will be offered online via Zoom.

To register for a session, simply click below on the corresponding webinar link in which you are interested to be taken to that event's registration page.

For Individual Contributors. Topics will include a primer on the content of the policy, being an effective remote employee, meeting expectations and goals, wellness tips, avoiding distractions, etc.

 For Managers.

  • Managing Remote and Hybrid Work/Employees. Topics will include managing productive employees, managing remotely, maintaining wellness of remote employees, setting expectations and goals, leading remote teams, etc.
  • Policy Logistics. Topics will include understanding key terminology and applicability of the policy, understanding the steps to consider for remote and flexible work, understanding the steps to complete FlexWork Agreements, etc.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to James De León (jdeleon@wpi.edu or learning@wpi.edu).

Thank you for your participation!