Location independent working at Coventry University

Tags: efficiency | ICT | jisc | workspace

In 2002 Coventry University Enterprises (CUE), the commercial arm of Coventry University, piloted a voluntary location-independent working (LIW) scheme in which participants are positively encouraged to work out of the office for 40–60% of their time. The scheme has improved staff work-life balance and productivity, and reduced absenteeism and travel. It has won numerous awards, and was one of the first in the UK to be accredited to the Work Wise Standard for smarter working. Its success helped CUE win a JISC exemplar project to introduce formal LIW arrangements for academic and office staff within the University as a whole.

The link will take you to a range of case studies from JISC, which includes Coventry University.