As more people become vaccinated, it’s likely that the next wave of work will be one that is hybrid in nature. Part in-person, part remote. With this in mind, I’ll be dedicating upcoming blog posts to explore what might be possible in this way of working.
Hybrid work is nothing new, and has been used by many organizations over the years. __ and ___ are well known for their focus on hybrid work.
Over the last year many organizations and teams have indicated how challenging it can be to work remote. Hybrid workspaces can even enhance that level of challenge, given that people will be working in different ways.
Several principles to keep in mind that we need to :
Remember, things get magnified in the remote and hybrid workspace. From communication to conflict, things often are more magnified than if we were seeing each other every day. What do you need to be aware of?
Proactivity is key – Just as with virtual work and teaming, being proactive in communicating, flagging issues and planning is key for hybrid work. What are the elements you need to be more proactive around.
Consider the varying needs of each team member. It’s likely that some workspaces and teams will work in different ways. What have you learned about how people want, and need, to be supported? What can this look like if people are still working distributed?
Get better at asynchronous teaming – With some people likely to be in person some days of the week, and others offsite, the shift to asynchronous teamwork, and leadership, is likely to stay. This becomes even more important to provide people with the autonomy and flexibility to work across time and distance. Check out this great study by Ruggieri, Boca and Garro (2016) on the different styles of leadership needed in the virtual context. You can read that study here.
Also, consider how the 8 Remote Enablers I shared this time last year in the Remote Working Whitepaper, may need to be adjusted? If you haven’t downloaded a copy of the Remote Working Whitepaper, get it here.
What’s important to take note of or start planning for?
Reach out to discuss your team or organizational needs. We’ve been having discussions with a lot of organizations, leaders and teams about what’s possible for them next. Schedule a call to discuss.
With best wishes,
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