Hello HybridReady or not, here it comes.
So you want to support a more flexible work model. Great!
A “hybrid” model will allow you to maximize innovation, collaboration and individual productivity. Most importantly, attraction and retention will soar because employees will want to work for you.
Your Workplace Playbook
We’ve done the research and compiled the results. Now we’re developing a playbook that will help you navigate the future of the workplace.
This is not a report! We’ve taken rich research, through anthropological methods, to help you make actionable decisions around the hybrid work environment.
What does flexibility mean to your organization?
- Are you a 24/7 facility or is there a range of hours M-F?
- What happens if someone’s calendar shows them available but they are not?
- What if an associate’s calendar is full M-Th, but not Friday?
How much remote will you allow?
- Will there be a schedule or do employees have complete freedom?
- Are there certain days/meetings that all employees need to be in the office? How is this communicated?
- Are there certain days that are off limits?
If WFH becomes more permanent, do the expectations from your organization change?
- Is the dog barking in the background OK?
- What if the children remain at home?
- How do you feel about the visibility of an associate working from his/her bedroom long term?
Organizationally, is the organization trained to lead/manage differently?
- Does your onboarding change?
- How do you effectively mentor and develop an employee?
- Are your managers prepared to manage outcomes versus managing people?
Do your facility and real estate need changed?
- Will you free address? How will you reserve space? Do you need a consistent docking station?
- If board rooms are meant for information sharing and small meeting rooms are meant to collaborate, do you convert your board rooms and use Zoom to share information?
- Will you minimize your real estate footprint or invest in it to create a destination-worthy workplace?
Have you thought about changes to your technology platform?
- Are you prepared for every workstation to become a Zoom station? Will you need more noise mitigation?
- How will you manage 2 people from a conference room and several from remote locations? That has proven challenging thus far.
- If technology isn’t seamless, a 10-minute meeting delay could cost hundreds if not thousands of dollars.
Not ready for the playbook? Connect with us to learn more about our hybrid research.