Future of Work Steering Group Recommendations

The Future of Work Steering Group at the University of Michigan was created in 2022. Sponsored by Geoffrey Chatas, executive vice president and chief financial officer, and Laurie McCauley, provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs, the group was charged to consider workplace changes prompted by the public health landscape and recommend ways to carry out the university’s missions while supporting an inclusive and flexible environment. The group, comprised of a diverse group of staff and faculty members from all campuses and Michigan Medicine, aimed to build upon successful practices built locally during the last few years and recommend dependable and consistent frameworks that would benefit the university.

University Leadership Approves Future of Work Recommendations 

University leadership has approved the recommendations of the U-M Future of Work Steering Group. The recommendations outline six areas of focus for the Ann Arbor campus. Michigan Medicine, along with the Dearborn and Flint campuses are considering the adoption of some of the recommendations within their existing practices. The following six areas of focus provide direction for the Ways We Work Implementation Group.

  • Guiding Principles
  • Modes of Work
  • Metrics and Reporting
  • Tools, Policies, and Resources
  • Child and Family Care
  • Considerations and Options for Onsite Staff