Managers' Forum

The Managers’ Forum is an interactive online meeting specifically tailored to you, our Berkeley supervisors and managers. Featuring Eugene Whitlock, Chief People & Culture Officer, the Managers' Forum covers relevant and timely topics, including presentations from guests. 

Upcoming Forums*

Zoom information is sent to managers/supervisors via email.

  • December 19, Mon. 10:30am - 12:30pm

*All dates/times subject to change

Poll Results

April 2022

Compared to thirty days ago, what are your feelings about performing in-person work (hybrid or full time)?

  • 5 (more comfortable) - 22%

  • 4 - 18%

  • 3 (neutral) - 39%

  • 2 - 11%

  • 1 (less comfortable) - 10%

Would you be open and willing to the idea of merging your current office space with a completely different unit/dept (i.e., units sharing floors/space, etc)?

  • Yes - 38%

  • No - 38%

  • Unsure - 25%

Do you care if your individual hoteling space on campus is with your team or with a completely different unit/dept (i.e., choosing to hotel in a different space each time)?

  • Yes, I do care - My team only - 66%
  • No, I don’t care - I’ll hotel anywhere on campus that suits - 34%

On a scale of 1 to 5, how much freedom do you have to tailor roles, schedules and policies to fit individuals?

  • 5 (most freedom) - 9%

  • 4 - 33%

  • 3- 34%

  • 2 - 17%

  • 1 (least freedom) - 7%

On a scale of 1 to 5, how comfortable do you feel raising concerns to your manager?

  • 5 (most comfortable) - 40%

  • 4 - 30%

  • 3- 16%

  • 2 - 9%

  • 1 (least comfortable) - 4%

Do you know how to use UC Path to find an employee's emergency contact information?

  • Yes - 63%
  • No - 37%

March 2022

Are you currently concerned about catching COVID-19?

  • 5 (most concerned) - 12%

  • 4 - 25%

  • 3 - 31%

  • 2 - 22%

  • 1 (least concerned) - 9%

If required to come to campus, would you be concerned about the mask mandate being gone?

  • 5 (most concerned) - 26%

  • 4 - 24%

  • 3 - 18%

  • 2 - 14%

  • 1 (least concerned) - 19%

January 2022

Do you miss the in-person contact at work you had pre-pandemic?

  • 45% sometimes
  • 24% rarely
  • 14% often
  • 9% frequently
  • 7% never

What affects your desire to continue working remotely?

  • 91% - saving money/time on commute

  • 62% - costs/hassle of parking at work

  • 61% - COVID-19 

  • 38% - ability to work out 

  • 29% - caring for kids

  • 27% - avoid office politics 

  • 27% - caring for pets 

  • 15% - concerns about appearance 

Of these, which is the single most important factor to you?

  • 64% - saving money/time on commute

June 2021

Do you feel like you have the information you need to decide who on your team should (and should not) get a Flexible Work Arrangement?

  • Yes - 79%
  • No - 6%
  • Unsure - 14%

Do you feel like you have the training/support you need to manage hybrid/remote workers?

  • Yes - 62%
  • No - 11%
  • Unsure - 27%

May 2021

Do you feel ready for July 12?

  • Yes, I’m ready - 24%
  • No, I’m nowhere near ready - 40%
  • Somewhere in the middle - 36%

Do you feel your teams are ready for July 12?

  • Yes, they’re ready - 15%
  • No, they’re nowhere near ready - 39%
  • Somewhere in the middle - 46%