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Rutgers Future of Work

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly changed the nature of work across every sector of the American workforce, including higher education. Capitalizing on lessons learned over two years of remote work and virtual student services and instruction, Rutgers established a Future of Work (FoW) Task Force to help determine our best path forward and support the evolving needs of our community.

On June 23, 2022, President Holloway endorsed the short- and long-term recommendations of the task force with an immediate focus on the implementation of a new flexible work arrangement pilot program and caregiver support options for Rutgers employees. Beginning on September 1, 2022, through August 31, 2023, Rutgers will launch the FlexWork@RU Pilot Program to expand the current flexible work arrangement offerings available to employees and roll out a new caregiver support program. View the full Task Force Report.

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  • Harnessing Hybrid
    These facilitated webinars will explore the tensions of trying to meet employee, business, and customer needs in hybrid environments. Participants will learn a practical blueprint for hybrid success based on trust and accountability, understand how to minimize the risks of social loafing and micromanagement, unlock the keys to a change agile mindset and conscious experimentation, identify how to course correct and recontract when tensions run high.

    Tuesday, August 23 (session open to all staff employees)
    1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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    Wednesday, August 24 (session open to all supervisors and managers)
    11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
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  • Well Balanced Supervisors and Managers
    This facilitated webinar is designed to help supervisors and managers understand why well-being is important to monitor, explore how to assess the well-being of teams, identify the signs that well-being is at risk, discover how to provide practical, emotional, and social support to reduce burnout, and learn the tips and tricks of coaching effectively for well-being.

    Thursday, August 25
    11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
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  • Take Control of Your Well-Being (open to all staff employees)
    This facilitated webinar is designed to help employees understand why well-being is important, discover the common mindset traps that we fall into that make our well-being feel out of our control, understand how to shift our response to these traps, and explore the ways in which we are able to increase our sense of agency and ultimately our well-being.

    Thursday, August 25
    1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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FLEXWORK@RU RESOURCES