How we successfully implement hybrid working
Develop the future workplace vision
Working closely with your leadership team, we learn where they envision the organization to be in the next two years. We understand that some leaders have concerns about hybrid working and we dedicate time to reassuring individuals about the steps we’ll take together to avoid potential challenges.
Understand what’s happening
The next step is to discover how your company operates. This involves analyzing the current state of employee sentiment and concerns. We establish a baseline set of facts through interactive workshops, interviews, staff surveys and desk utilization studies. This helps us build a comprehensive picture of how work happens in your organization, employee attitudes, and a clear understanding of occupancy and utilization.
Train your leaders to become hybrid working leaders
We provide manager training for implementation of hybrid working. Our research with the Center for Evidence Based Management, identified that a transformational style of leadership is likely to be most successful in leading teams and that a psychologically safe culture will support teams and individuals to perform at their best.
We work with leaders at all levels of the organization so they understand the nuances and practices for leading hybrid teams and equip them with the techniques to confidently facilitate team engagements to create Working Together Agreements. Working Together Agreements can cover a range of topics including:
- Location of work
- Time together
- Workload management
- Time management
- Use of collaborative tools
- Staff onboarding process
- Addressing difficult topics
- Performance management
As part of this process, teams share ideas for how they can enhance their performance in the context of the Six Factors, which we have identified as the critical elements of high performing teams. These conversations help employees to feel engaged and, in the process, embed behavioral changes over the long-term.
We develop a scalable framework and produce company-specific playbooks to enable results to be replicated across your organization globally. We understand that implementing change requires skill and patience. We can work with you to deliver customized change management programs designed specifically for your organization.
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Why adopt hybrid working?
Analysis of the latest academic research and our own studies has shown that on average hybrid working employees deliver nearly two extra weeks of work annually for their employer.
The results show employees often work harder and better in a hybrid environment. What’s more, businesses that embrace hybrid working stand to achieve considerable savings. By using their offices more efficiently, many are able to reduce their real estate portfolio and shrink their carbon footprint. When the benefits to staff wellbeing are also taken into account, the question becomes why would you not adopt hybrid working?