Hybrid working has become commonplace in recent years – but while many members are staff are used to working in this environment, some managers are not up to speed on how to manage teams of hybrid working staff.
There are subtle but important differences in the management of remote staff compared with a hybrid working environment. At iManage Performance, we can provide your management staff with the training they need to get the most out of a hybrid working team. Getting this right can lead to better efficiency and productivity within your team, and a working environment for everyone.
What is hybrid working?
Hybrid working is an arrangement where staff at your business work a mixed schedule of in-office and remote work. There are a number of different models of hybrid working with some that have specific staff working remote full-time and others in the office full-time, and others where all members of staff work a mixture of remote and in the office.
Hybrid working has become a lot more common after the pandemic, as businesses adapt to a workforce that may have had to operate entirely remotely over the period of lockdown.
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The challenges our course helps you overcome
We offer a course in the management of staff on a hybrid working model. While hybrid working might seem like a simple transition, there are many challenges and difficulties for hybrid managers that it is important to overcome.
- Ensuring team cohesion – when some members of staff work in the office and others remotely it has the potential to create a divide. We’ll teach you tactics to ensure your team is cohesive and on the same page.
- Communication makes collaboration – in-office workers sometimes take communication for granted, especially with regard to ensuring collaboration between team members. We emphasise best practice for breaking down barriers between staff.
- Finding a balance – some staff can find it difficult to get the balance right in terms of their working and home lives. We teach managers how to spot issues and techniques to deal with the issue.
Hybrid Management Training Course FAQs
Is hybrid working the same as remote working?
No – but they are related. Remote working has workers exclusively working either from home or somewhere away from the main office. Hybrid working is a model that has workers who both work remotely and in the office.
What can I expect to learn?
Our course of hybrid working management teaches leaders techniques to be more effective when working with hybrid teams. Many businesses have made the transition to hybrid working through the pandemic and it is important that management in these businesses understand the differences between management in-office, remote and hybrid staff.
What are the different models of hybrid working?
Hybrid working has a number of different models of working. The rotational model simply utilises a rota to understand when staff will work remotely, and when they will be in the office. The permanent split divides the company into teams that either work remotely or operate in the office. The scheduled-in days model works by assigning days in which staff come into the office together to work.
Why choose us
The team at iManage Performance calls on more than 20 years of real-world experience in management and providing training to staff. As more and more businesses adopt hybrid working as standard it becomes important to get training that can not only help your company with the transition but also ensure an effective and efficient workforce in the long-term.
Hybrid (is not) working
On January the 7th 2022 Camilla Cavendish wrote an article in the UK Financial Times entitled ‘It’s time to admit that hybrid is not working.’ It makes the case that CEO’s maybe tiptoeing around the return to work question, while the balance of focus on staff wellbeing has overcome the imperative for organisation or even customer wellbeing.
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