Flexible WorkingWhen asked what the Institute does well for staff, staff consultation answers included ‘the ability to work flexibly’. Flexible working is common at all grades and often arranged informally with the line manager. The working culture at the Institute is based on getting the job done and hours spent in the lab are not formally counted.
There are many reasons for flexible working: collecting children from school, caring for a relative, additional learning, religious observation or a long commute. Some staff work from home when reading or writing manuscripts. Each case is individual, and is based on the staff members’ work and other commitments.