We believe our people work at their best when given choice about where and how they work. Our philosophy on agile working is based on finding the best mix to meet the needs of our clients, to collaborate and connect with each other, and to balance individual needs.
Where our people choose to conduct their work is activity-led, with a balance between time spent remote working, and time in the office available for most roles.
We have created a set of Guiding Principles which are the “guide rails” that inform our approach to agile working across the Firm. Each team collaboratively designs its own approach using the Guiding Principles as a reference point. This means that teams can adapt to ensure their approach is relevant for what is going on in that week or month.
Our approach is based on the assumption that here there is no “one size fits all”.
In a recent Firmwide survey, 90% of our people were positive about the direction of travel on agile working, with 92% saying an agile approach is important to them in the future. We recognise that the approach we’ve taken enables a wider variety of people to find, keep and progress in a meaningful role at our Firm. We also recognise that there are clear environmental benefits too.
We remain committed to agile working and are constantly looking to improve how we work together.
In addition to agile working we offer flexible working arrangements, both formal and informal.