The COVID-19 outbreak drastically changed how people work by requiring many of them to operate remotely. Now, intricate blends of in-person and remote employment models are being used in the workplace. Inclusive hybrid working is transforming workplaces once again. The world experienced disruption in ways that no one could have predicted. The return-to-office policies businesses are establishing suggest that the trend significantly favors the hybrid approach. Thus, an inclusive hybrid working model helps to ease into the traditional setup of commuting to work after two years. This article at Harvard Business Review by Grace Lordan, Teresa Almeida, and Lindsay Kohler shares five tips to make hybrid workplaces more inclusive.
Why Inclusive Hybrid Working Is Crucial
There is a chance that hybrid working will amplify existing inequities and create new ones. Therefore, when implementing hybrid and adopting policies, employers should consider these five characteristics for fairness, increased performance, and cultural cohesiveness.
Five Tips for Building an Inclusive Hybrid Working Environment
Remote onboarding provides employers with a global talent pool and an extensive list of jobs for employees. The remote working approach has leveled the playground in many ways. It allows talent from lower social and economic backgrounds to take up potential jobs without relocating. To ease the onboarding process, companies must compile tutorials to help navigate workflows and set up proprietary technology. Additionally, they can set up a buddy system for new employees to coordinate with experienced employees for day-to-day queries and informal learning.Remote working can make you feel disconnected mentally. Sharing a physical area makes it much simpler to check in on co-workers. Therefore, virtual meetings and collaboration spaces can help businesses foster a feeling of belonging and a sense of community and sharing. The field of virtual meeting technology is providing a growing number of alternatives on how to make these spaces functional.
Additionally, the authors discuss conflict resolution, team cohesion, and promotions.
To read the original article, click on https://hbr.org/2021/08/5-practices-to-make-your-hybrid-workplace-inclusive
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