Working together 19.03.20

The world faces a complex and dynamic set of circumstances, the duration of which is yet unclear, and the long-term impact even more so.

Given this context, our focus at Allford Hall Monaghan Morris remains on controlling the things we can, and mitigating the impact of those we cannot.

To that end we have now trialled, and adopted, a policy of working from home for all of our people, with everyone in our London, Bristol and OKC offices able to get on with business, more or less as usual, from home.

This has been achieved by making a secure VPN connection available to all staff, giving them full access to data and software functionality, as though located within the office.

Face to face contact between project teams has been replaced by widespread communication via Microsoft Teams, whether by voice, through video conferencing, or simply via group messaging.

The majority of external meetings will also take place via Teams, but where attendance in person is essential – for example on an active construction site – members of our team will continue to attend.

 

For some of our people this way of working will be new territory, but many are already well-versed in effective remote working using this technology.

The considerable infrastructure AHMM has in place to support the design and delivery of architecture, as well as its business operations, remains fully functional and adapted to suit these new circumstances. This includes our Finance, IT, Digital Design, Practice Operations, HR, Legal & Appointments, Communications, Building Performance and Technical teams.

Our Business Continuity Team continues to meet each day, to review and assess the latest situation, to put in place any new measures as appropriate, and to communicate these to the wider practice (and externally) when necessary.

Our offices in London and Bristol remain open for the time being, with a skeleton crew of support staff in place, along with a self-selecting number whose preference it is not to work from home while working in the office remains a viable alternative.

Despite the challenging context we remain determined, and fully capable, of working together to serve the needs of our clients and to collaborate effectively with our construction team colleagues, while also minimising the risks to our many talented people.

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