I don't want to repeat "working" in the following sentence:

We are working on a working arrangement.


A few more ideas:

  • putting together
  • coming up with
  • setting up
  • composing
  • making progress on

We are pursuing a working arrangement?

We are developing a working arrangement?

If it's a document that you're preparing, "preparing", "compiling", "creating" perhaps.

And in response to an earlier answer, please, there is no such word as "performant".


We are constructing?

We are formulating?

We are writing?

We are making?

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    +1: Since "working arrangement" is a set phrase, it works better to replace the first working. (Of these options, I think formulating works best.) – Marthaª Feb 17 '11 at 21:04
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    I suppose I shouldn't bother suggesting "We are arranging a working arrangement." – Hellion Feb 17 '11 at 21:29
  • @Hellion: LOL!! – Marthaª Feb 17 '11 at 21:36
  • Aw, I was gonna say "We are working on arranging a working arrangement". – chaos Feb 17 '11 at 21:39

We are organizing employment terms.

We will be formulating an organized work plan.

We will be organizing formulated employment terms.


If working means that works, then you can use functioning, functional, operational, performant.
If working means related to work, then you can use job, service, task.

  • The question is about working on, not working. – Tim Lymington Jul 26 '18 at 9:40
  • Truly, the question is about avoiding to repeat working. That can be done by finding an alternative to working on or working arrangement. – kiamlaluno Jul 26 '18 at 9:56
  • The title of the question is about working on in this context, and the other answers relate to that rather than working . Generally speaking these are better then most suggestions; but in this question they're misleading. – Tim Lymington Jul 26 '18 at 10:01
  • The question is not the one in the title, but the one in the question body, which in this case is I don't want to repeat "working" in the following sentence. – kiamlaluno Jul 26 '18 at 10:05