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Returning to Work Safely – What is the New Normal?



Implementing smarter working initiatives has been a top priority for the public sector for the last few years.

The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated some of these initiatives and meant that the workforce had to make significant adjustments at an unprecedented speed. Both central and local government have proved that staff can work flexibly and in an agile way from home.

However, as we look towards the recovery phase of the crisis, we ask our panel from Defence Infrastructure Organisation, Portsmouth City Council, GoTo by LogMeIn and The Agile Organisation how we should plan to return to work safely, and how to maintain business continuity and workforce morale during this time of change?

Topics covered:   

  • New ways of working – what are some of the proposed strategies of returning to work as we move into the recovery phase of the pandemic?
  • How do we keep momentum on the cultural and behavioral changes needed to support the uptake in mobile and remote working?
  • Re-rationalizing the way we look at space and workplace redesign as well as collaborative working;
  • The main considerations around keeping the workforce safe as we return to work;
  • Considering the green agenda – how do we keep the momentum?
G20WIS - Paul Allsopp, The Agile Organisation

Chair: Paul Allsopp

Managing Director, The Agile Organisation

Jermey Underdown, Portsmouth City Council-1

Jeremey Underdown

Head of Facilities Management, Portsmouth City Council

G20WIS - Trish Jakeman, DIO

Trish Jakeman

Smarter Working Lead, Defence Infrastructure Organisation

Gabriel Grecco, LogMeIn

Gabriel Grecco

IT Team Lead, GoTo  by LogMeIn

Thank you to our Headline Partner:

GoTo by LogMeIn

Continue the Debate

This webinar is just a part of what the GovNet Estates series has to offer.

Join us in November for the Smart Estates & Workforce Summit, to meet our speakers, network with peers and continue the discussion how government is changing its properties to embrace more flexible working and to help improve public services.