During the pandemic the world of work changed for everyone, but three and half years on, what does the future of hybrid working look like?
Stanford University Professor Nick Bloom in the Summer predicted a WFH Nike swoosh, with an initial post-pandemic drop, followed by its current stabilization and then a future long-run surge. The numbers support this prediction; employees working in a hybrid manner have increased over the past year, while those working exclusively from home or the office have decreased.
Employees now expect flexibility and work-life balance, and technology has enabled collaboration across distances, facilitating productive work from various locations.
The reality is that most organizations hastily implemented hybrid work practices in 2020, and many traditional management strategies are not well-suited to the hybrid world. Patchwork approaches have limited the effectiveness of leadership strategies, and technology to support successful hybrid work is still being fully implemented.
In this briefing, we’ll explore the latest research on this topic, examine the benefits and challenges, and then explore 5 best practices to help you excel in this dynamic work environment.
Propolis Best Practice Briefings are focused on helping you learn a new skill or address a particular common challenge with practical and actionable insights to build on your skill set.
This is one of eight virtual Best Practice Briefings produced every quarter by the Propolis Experts, each designed to build on team skill sets or address a common challenge through key practical guidance. The full set of Best Practice Briefings is available exclusively to Propolis members.