EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — Jet engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney announced Tuesday that it has plans to "improve the flexibility for local employees," and will allow most of its salaried employees to work remotely either full- or part-time.
“Like every organization, we had to rapidly adjust to a new normal,” said Chris Calio, President of Pratt & Whitney. “For our office-based employees, the transition to remote work in March 2020 was disruptive. But it caused us to redesign how we get work done, allowing our employees the greatest flexibility while preserving collaboration – and we’re now carrying those benefits into the future.”
According to the Hartford Courant, up to 80% or 6,600 of Pratt & Whitney's 8,250 salaried employees in Connecticut will work from home. The company says it is responding to its employees' requests on where they work and flexibility in how they work. A hybrid model will be implemented, which means employees can go back and forth from the office.
While employees are working from home, Pratt & Whitney will be creating new physical office space designed and launch new digital technology. ASD | SKY has been selected by the manufacturer to design the office space.
“We are creating a world-class work experience for everyone now and in the years to come,” said Jill Albertelli, Pratt & Whitney’s senior vice president for Transformation & Strategy. “Our employees are not only designing the future of aviation but also the future of how we work. It looks different, because it is different and it is a significant culture shift for the company. However, with this change comes a unique opportunity to redefine where work gets done, how we collaborate with colleagues and provide flexibility for our employees.”
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