This webinar is co-sponsored by the Transportation Demand Management Institute.
Thursday, April 22 @ 12:00PM (EDT)
About the Webinar:
In 2020, COVID-19 forced a rapid increase in telework for Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) employees. This tragic pandemic tested employees’ adaptability, strained people and resources, and illustrated the vast potential of telework. While the pandemic raged, WSDOT decided to transform into a high-telework organization for the long term. What is WSDOT doing to move from less than 10% telework to 40% telework? And how is the agency approaching this challenge during a pandemic? An all-volunteer crew of people from every corner of the state is making it happen. This webinar provides a mid-project overview of WSDOT’s Telework Transformation. Highlights include:
- key conditions that help and hinder WSDOT in its quest
- delivering a program with no dedicated staffing
- performance benchmarks and measurement
- getting to decisions in a consensus-based bureaucracy
- telework-friendly policies
- change management and employee engagement
- incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion
- employee surveys
- navigating uncertainty
- gratitude and recognition
- technology and furniture
About the Presenter:
Stan Suchan is Practical Solutions Manager with more than 25 years of experience in multimodal transportation planning, transportation demand management, and public and stakeholder engagement. He leads statewide teams focused on transportation demand management and public transportation data, analytics, planning, and engineering. In addition, he serves as project manager for WSDOT’s Telework Transformation, a project to sustain high levels of telework post-pandemic.
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