Developing a flexible working environment
The School is committed to developing a progressive work environment which enables staff to work flexibly as and when appropriate. As part of this commitment, work is ongoing to develop the technological support and campus infrastructure to enable better flexible working.
Data and Technology Services (DTS)
DTS support a range of collaboration tools that enable staff to perform their roles remotely, including Microsoft Sharepoint and OneDrive for Business. Training manuals and guides are available to answer any questions that users may have about utilising these tools during the course of their roles.
All School employees can log into the Remote Desktop service from home to access files and LSE applications. Just contact the DTS Service Desk on extension 5000 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for this access to be set up.
What's more, Microsoft Teams enables employees to join meetings remotely from any number of different locations in an online collaborative workspace. Support is available from DTS for employees who experience any issues with accessing this technology or who anticipate using Teams on a regular basis.
The availability of technological solutions is complemented by the ongoing development of the School's estate, most notably the Centre Buildings Redevelopment and Marshall Building projects. This is part of an ambitious long-term plan for a higher quality built environment which is better suited to modern ways of working.
Of course, flexible working patterns will often involve an element of working remotely, whether from home or from another location off campus. To maximise the effectiveness of such arrangements, a range of support is available from DTS including guidance about how to store and handle data when you're working away from the office, a walk-in laptop surgery, and support for Microsoft Teams and other tools to enable you to join meetings and work collaboratively even when you're away from colleagues.