Future of Work
In order to support the number of employees working remotely, Purdue University had to reimagine how to support this new workforce. The University initiated the Future of Work Project and created the Future of Work Project Team. The team spent several months engaging faculty, staff and students to help develop new strategies to reinvent work experiences, meet expectations and advance a new work process.
Purdue partnered with JLL to initiate the reinvention process. JLL is considered a leader in providing innovative approaches to workplace strategy and design. The University and JLL have been working together to create a workplace that enhances the value of coming into the office and provide a better and more relevant work experience for those working in a remote or hybrid position. Below is some additional information about the future workplace at Purdue University.
Employee Work Styles
There is no “one size fits all” solution to support work habits for employees working on campus and remotely. Different jobs will vary in their needs for space, mobility, interaction and technology. Most work can be categorized into one of four major work styles:
- Campus First: In the office five days a week, assigned workstation
- Campus Friendly: In the office three days a week, assigned workstation
- Remote Friendly: In the office one to two days a week, unassigned workstation
- Remote First: In the office one to two days a month, unassigned workstation
Future of Work and Office Space Guidelines
As work at Purdue has transitioned to a more remote environment incorporating hybrid schedules, the use of office space continues to evolve. The following document by JLL includes detailed information about recently updated space guidelines for office space, workstations and collaboration space:
- Future of Work survey findings demonstrate continued interest in hybrid, remote work - 08/09/21
- Future of Work Project Team created to meet needs of Purdue's evolving workforce - 06/07/21
- Purdue is rethinking the future of work - 05/14/21
- A message from Purdue President Mitch Daniels for faculty and staff on defining post-pandemic work - 03/26/21
- Purdue and employees alike find success, long-term benefits in new remote work arrangements - 09/22/20