A new hybrid working model
We embedded our new hybrid working model, Your Job, Your Way. The model allows staff greater flexibility on when they work and what location they work from. The model sets a minimum office attendance and minimum cover to ensure our service users are still receive a high-quality customer service. The model has worked well for staff, and they are able to enjoy a good work life balance. For the organisation the model has helped retain existing staff and attract new staff.
A cost saving office move
As a result of our new hybrid working model, we made the decision to move to a smaller office, and we welcomed staff to the new space just after year end. This move will save the SLCC £500,000 over five years.
Another change that supported our move to a smaller office space was the transition to a fully cloud based IT infrastructure. Working with our suppliers NVT and CAS, we were able to avoid the need for a server room in the new office, saving further space.
As part of the move out of our previous accommodation, we were concerned to do this as sustainably as possible. We were able to donate a large quantity of surplus items to charities and groups, many of whom our staff were involved with on a personal level. In particular, we were able to provide surplus IT kit to Fife Young Carers, who were also moving office.
We also identified a number of existing items that we could move to the new office. To support us on moving these items and helping us to recycle furniture, we chose to work with Bureau Move. They recently provided us with our carbon certificate for the move and we saved 6.14T CO2(E) in the project.