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Preliminary Analysis of Remote Work Challenges/Considerations

June, 2021

As a result of the global Covid-19 pandemic the University of Michigan has been required to take extraordinary measures to continue to meet its missions and obligations. These measures have impacted every aspect of the university and dramatically changed the workplace.

As the community plans for an innovative return to campus, we are doing so with four goals in

  • Enhance the ways we accomplish our teaching research and service missions, leveraging all that we have learned about new ways of working and learning.
  • Increase efficiencies and reduce costs, in particular by reducing space needs;
  • Reduce our environmental impact and help the university achieve its carbon neutrality goals as those are developed, and;
  • Enhance our position as an employer of choice with particular attention to employee satisfaction.

Of particular interest in the near term is…

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