On 12 March, we made the decision to temporarily close our physical FutureGov offices in London, Sheffield and Manchester, in light of the coronavirus. Last week, following the UK Government’s advice that the public avoids all non-essential contact and unnecessary travel, we’ve asked all teams at FutureGov to work remotely until further notice.
This means that for the entire FutureGov team, all of our internal meetings are being held remotely.
It also means that for the past week, we’ve been working with our clients and partners to understand how we continue to deliver all of our projects remotely. In the midst of a major health crisis, we continue to work with our network to support them in solving some of the most complex social challenges.
Although new working practices and patterns have no doubt meant a period of adjustment over the last few days, we’re confident that we can continue to deliver great work together.
What we’re learning
Platforms like Slack and Google Drive are commonplace as our staff travels around the country supporting the work of our partners. We’re used to working in this way and we expect that the impact of our work with clients, as we move to fully remote working, will be minimal.