The Reality of Hybrid (Agile) Working
Claire is Organisational Development Manager at Plus Dane Housing, a Housing Association based in Cheshire and Merseyside.
Claire started her working life back in the late 80s as a Research Technician at Sheffield University before relocating to the north-west and joining United Utilities. Whilst there, she moved from the laboratory into HR and OD after becoming involved in a large change project and, ended up being responsible for senior management succession and development across the group. Claire became self-employed after she left and set up a small consultancy with a friend and fellow OD practitioner. Over the next ten years she worked with a range of organisations including in the NHS, education, regional development, environmental charities and housing. In 2014 she moved back into employment at the National Union of Students, running their HR Support Unit for nearly five years. Next she worked in the Academy at Liverpool University implementing two new senior leadership development programmes before joining Plus Dane Housing in summer 2020. Throughout all of this, she has always aimed to take a practical approach to OD - something which helps people to grow and supports organisations in their specific context.
Claire lives on the Wirral with her husband, John. Outside of work she loves cooking, yoga, plants and travel – plus a bit of shopping.
In this podcast we discuss how Claire has used hybrid working practices during the various stages of her career and how we can apply them to today’s situation.
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