Hybrid working is here to stay - in order to access the individual and organizational benefits this way of working can provide - better productivity, flexibility and inclusivity, as well as better work-life balance for employees, hybrid organizations will need to be supported by intentional learning strategies and led by leaders who understand the benefits of this structure of work.
Remote work has been a rising trend for several years, and the Covid-19 pandemic will reveal the opportunities and challenges of working from home for many companies that may not have considered it an option.
In the wake of Covid-19, the hybrid workplace — one in which some employees are co-located in an office and others are working remotely — presents challenges for managers. Employees’ needs are always varied. But now, as we navigate returning to workplaces, our team members are likely to be dealing with different situations.
Technological advances have led us to a point where not everybody needs to be sat at a desk in an office to be effective. Increasingly, teams may be ‘virtual’ – not physically in the same place at the same time. But they still need to operate as a cohesive team.