Workday configuration a team effort
Norah Blackaller, Workday Change/Communication Lead
Argonne employees should find that Workday, the laboratory’s new employee information system, is easy to use. That’s because it’s being configured for Argonne employee by Argonne employees — the “Workday Network.”
For more than a year, a diverse team of both programmatic and operations professionals worked to define and configure Workday for Argonne. Their goal was to make it easy to use supporting how we operate and the work we do.
About 80 employees in a variety of job roles took part. The Workday Network represented just about every part of the laboratory:
- CLS – 11 members
- EGS – 9 members
- OPS – 25 members
- OTD – 7 members
- PSC – 12 members
- PSE – 22 members
The network’s members attended periodic meetings with the project team, talked about the project with their peers, and provided feedback to the project team.
In addition to the Network, our team of 50 HR Representatives across the Lab gave a great deal of their time and effort during our testing phase. Workday has many options for configuration, and these individuals served as the voices of their divisions and organizations as the system was designed. Their goal was to ensure that the finished product would suit the way work is done in their organizations.
The Workday Team is grateful to the Network’s members and our HR Representatives for their time and valuable input into the decision-making process, and for being advocates for the project across the Lab. Thanks to them, Argonne’s Workday system will be intuitive and user friendly.