Embracing a flexible workplace: A message from Michelle Seitz, Chairman and CEO
Since COVID-19 began to spread around the world more than two years ago, many of our associates have been working remotely. Thanks to their drive, patience and dedication, we have continued to deliver for our clients and found new ways to work and support one another.
Emotions have been under strain as many of us have alternated between hope and uncertainty during the seemingly never-ending swings of the pandemic. Now that the omicron variant is waning and caseloads continue to decline, it is time to systematically bring more of our associates back to the office.
Beginning in March, we will join other area businesses in asking associates to return to our Seattle headquarters on a hybrid basis, working in the office 2-3 days per week. Globally, our larger offices will also be moving to hybrid work arrangements over the coming weeks and months as local circumstances allow.
Although we don’t know what the future will bring, we are committed to make our return-to-the-office process as smooth as possible. Flexibility and adaptability will be our mantra. Our managers will work with their teams to develop tailored working arrangements that maximize in-person engagement while balancing the need for flexibility.
I look forward to reconnecting with more of our associates in person—strengthening our connections, driving our innovation and unifying us around the things that matter. Our clients have entrusted us with a tremendous responsibility of helping to improve people’s financial security. We will not disappoint them.
Chairman and CEO, Russell Investments