UGent employees work in the sun this week
As part of Ghent University’s year-long Working Differently initiative, about 100 staff from De Sterre campus are heading out of doors to work this week
Tables, chairs, tarps and tents have been set up in the campus’ garden, where staff can access wi-fi connections and charging points for laptops and other devices. The idea is to introduce staff to the idea of flexible spaces and locations, including desks that can be used by anyone.
Staff are also being asked to explore the added value of certain ICT tools in order to consider the advantages of working more independently. The university also hopes that the experiment will encourage employees to make more contact with colleagues from other faculties and departments.
Working in the Sun also includes training sessions on flexible work systems such as an ergonomics workshop and a session on how to organise more efficient meetings.
The Working Differently pilot project started in January and will last a year.
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