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Future Work Design

The Centre for Human Factors at the University of Hull is working in partnership with East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Hull City Council, North East Lincolnshire Council and North Lincolnshire Council on a new study into the effects of remote working, funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.  This new study is looking at the impact on staff working remotely or from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly the effects on staff health and wellbeing alongside an increase in efficiency and productivity in the delivery of services to the public.

Future Work Design
15th December 2020

What’s Been, and What’s Next?

The funded project has now come to an end, and as it drew to a close we found it highly useful to reflect on work and the experience. In this…
Future Work Design
10th November 2020

Developing a New Tool to Measure Psychosocial Stress Risk for Remote Workers

Developing a New Tool to Measure Psychosocial Stress Risk for Remote Workers For those reading for the first time about this work, you may find it helpful to first read…
Future Work Design
26th October 2020

Perspectives on Collaborative Working

This project has brought together a collaborative team consisting of four local authorities in the Humber region and the University of Hull. Also involved in the delivery of this project…
Future Work Design
19th October 2020

The Research Process: Researcher Q&A

Who are the researchers and what are their backgrounds? We are Dr Fiona Earle and Dr Katie Cunnah and we are both Psychologists and Researchers at the Centre for Human…
Future Work Design
12th October 2020

The Challenge (or Opportunity) of Covid-19 An East Riding of Yorkshire Council Perspective

The Concept Covid-19 has turned our worlds upside down.  The East Riding of Yorkshire Council had to react quickly to enable over 4,000 staff to continue to work from home.…
COVID different way of workingFuture Work Design
5th October 2020

North East Lincolnshire Council’s Incredible COVID Workforce Response

There is nothing like being thrown in at the deep end with a mass change to the way you work and the use of new technology to do your job…
Future Work Design
28th September 2020

An Agile Approach

Taking part in the Future Work Design project has been another fantastic opportunity to gain insightful feedback from our workforce. The experience of our regional colleagues and the support from…
Future Work Design
21st September 2020

Supporting our staff to be a flexible workforce beyond Covid-19

Starting our journey Hull City Council embarked upon an exciting journey in 2018 with the introduction of the WorkSmart Programme. This was a large scale cultural change programme involving significant…
Future Work Design
14th September 2020

Beyond Technology: Digital approaches and Future Work Design in Local Government

The huge shift to remote working due to COVID-19 has been enabled by technology. But the cultures, processes and ways of working - in local government and many other organisations…
Future Work Design
3rd September 2020

Why is it important to do this work now?

Our team at the Centre for Human Factors, University of Hull, works from a psychological and human factors perspective to explore health and wellbeing in the workplace. There are immediate…
Future Work Design
3rd September 2020

A Project to Support Informed Decision-Making

The four Local Authorities (LAs) in the Humber Region (East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Hull City Council, North Lincolnshire Council and North East Lincolnshire Council) are collaborating to undertake an…