New research shows that nine out of 10 organizations will now use a hybrid model in their workplace, as C-suite executives report that hybrid working has improved their organization's productivity, customer satisfaction, employee engagement, and diversity and inclusion.
In other words: hybrid working is here to stay.
What if your company doesn't adapt to hybrid working?
⚠️ Decreased employee engagement
⚠️ Low quality of work
⚠️ Decreased productivity
⚠️ Higher employee churn
⚠️ Increased risk of burnout
⚠️ Reduced experimentation and innovation
So, how can leaders and organizations adapt to hybrid working? Here are our tips on how to get started:
- Have a plan! 🗒 Most organizations don't have a detailed vision for their hybrid work. While there is no single way to implement hybrid working, some key steps include: agreeing on an overall strategic position on hybrid working, defining hybrid working in your specific organizational context, engaging managers throughout the organization, and developing a communication plan.
- Empower your managers to lead differently.💪 Different ways of working require different ways of managing. For hybrid working, soft skills are more important than ever. This includes skills like listening, empathy, and coaching.
- Rethink roles and responsibilities. 🥁 As organizations (re)design their hybrid working model, matching your workforce with the right priorities could help boost productivity.
Recently, we led a two-day workshop for engineering consultancy firm Royal HaskoningDHV, where we trained eight employees to facilitate hybrid working design sprints.
Does your company need help adapting to hybrid working?
At Limelights, we understand tomorrow's challenges and have already worked with numerous companies to help them adapt to hybrid working.
Get aligned ⏩ We use next-level alignment workshops, such as online summits, sprints, and facilitator of change programs to not only equip your leaders, but also your employees, to be able to facilitate hybrid working in your organization.
It’s not companies that change, it’s the people within who change their companies. That’s why Limelights empowers the people that drive change. We create momentum for positive change by facilitating better online collaboration, decision-making, and providing teams with the mindset and toolkit to do this themselves.
👉 Do you want to build an effective hybrid working environment to help your people do their best work? Get in touch with us!