The U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) has expanded its telework policy to allow for safe and continuous work during the Covid-19 pandemic. Now that flexibility also supports talent attraction and retention for DEVCOM’s workforce.
- John Willison, deputy to the commanding general of DEVCOM, said his team has been transitioning to the future of work in three phases: responding to the pandemic, proactively providing flexibility for the workforce and adopting best practices.
- Willison said DEVCOM has adopted two fundamental principles – for supervisors and employees to work where and when they are most productive, which depends on individual situations and projects.
- He said the command is now measuring output instead of hours and that employees have been at least as productive as before based on data collected throughout the pilot.