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Flexible Work Vision & Guiding Principles

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Flexible Work Vision

Our vision is for a flexible work environment that delivers on Stanford’s mission, culture and operational requirements by unlocking our employees’ full potential through supporting their varied needs, trusting them to integrate their work and lives, and placing their overall well-being at the fore.

Guiding Principles

Flexible work decisions will be guided by the following:

  1. Organizational mission and operational requirements. Uphold university priorities and long-range vision, and align with school/business unit needs and staffing plans.

  2. Diversity and culture. Foster a diverse and inclusive culture that enables us to be agile, retain talent and further our position as a reputable and leading employer.

  3. Creativity. Commit to developing creative solutions/approaches that evolve over time to engage our distributed workforce and community, and enable effective collaboration.

  4. Employee experience. Address the unique needs and affordability challenges of our workforce by providing a consistent framework for varied flexible work arrangements and equitable compensation and benefits.

  5. Infrastructure. Enable flexibility through university-wide technology, communications and approaches to physical space that allow for organizational alignment, efficiency and safety.

  6. Training and support. Provide guidance and development opportunities to strengthen our ability to evolve and operate in a distributed environment.