Examples of remote and in-person activities to be used together with the hybrid working guidance.
Where different departments are joining a meeting, it may be best carried out online to avoid logistical problems of bringing different teams together in person on the same day or where a suitable room is not available.
Short meetings which involve cascading information for example daily check-in/update meetings
Informal MS Teams calls
Some meetings which have a set regular agenda
Written work which requires concentration and no distraction (unless there is a designated free quiet space on campus or a preference)
Some designated committee meetings
There is evidence that lengthy online meetings can have a negative impact on wellbeing of some individuals and contribute to burnout. Therefore, longer meetings, such as all-day training or meetings longer than 2-3 hours, should usually be in person, where possible.
Facilitated training and workshops should be in person where possible
Employee engagement and team-building activities
Individual meetings such as one to one’s and appraisals
Meetings that could be of a sensitive nature may be best placed in person, however, if a staff member would prefer this to be remote it should be facilitated where possible. Some staff may be less likely to open up if the meeting is carried out in person but also vice versa
Significant team meetings, for example, monthly team meetings
Collaboration which involves creative and dynamic thinking
Meetings that rely on aids such as flip charts or moving around a room
Meetings that do not have a set agenda or known/suspected outcome
Onboarding and induction