As the pandemic begins to ease, many organizations are planning a new combination of remote and on-site work—a hybrid virtual model. However, the hybrid working model has presented leaders with two challenges: managing remote working conditions amid uncertainty and preparing for hybrid working models. If done right, these models will allow companies to achieve innovation and create value for stakeholders. In this article at Forbes, John M. Bremen shares some leadership best practices to attract, engage, and retain talent.
How to Make Hybrid Work Succeed
“Organizations and leaders that can provide workers with the flexibility to work where and when they want to enjoy a significant competitive advantage in talent access over less flexible peers,” says Bremen. Studies have indicated that 85% of US employees that worked remotely during the pandemic prefer remote work or hybrid work environments. One of the crucial factors for job changes among professionals across demographic groups is flexibility.
Leaders must emphasize the positives of hybrid work, such as coordination and cooperation. Leaders must also find new ways to manage unproductive online meetings with inadequate agendas and time management issues.
Hybrid work is still a new concept for many organizations. For its successful implementation, leaders must create positive and rewarding experiences for their employees. They must be self-aware, empathetic, authentic, visible, and equipped. Additionally, leaders must develop guidelines for meetings, inclusion, presenteeism, and other factors.
Understand the Costs and Benefits
Remote and hybrid models may not be effective for all organizations. Therefore, leaders must look more deeply at the remote and hybrid work arrangements to understand their costs and benefits. Leaders must consider engagement, turnover, culture, productivity, innovation, and risks while considering hybrid work arrangements.
Employers must experiment with various solutions to address these diverse needs and concerns before implementing hybrid work models. To read the original article, click on https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnbremen/2021/07/13/getting-real-about-hybrid-and-remote-work/?sh=644f535a77e3.