Hybrid workforces may have become the new normal, but there's nothing "normal" about having to rethink your entire approach from the ground up--or, at least, that's what it feels like. The good news is that there are plenty of workflow solutions available to help you navigate this period of change with confidence.
What Your Hybrid Workforce Really Needs
Ever since hybrid work became the best way to balance remote flexibility with in-person connections, there's been a lot of talk about what a hybrid workforce needs. Often, that talk is all about new software and high-end hardware. While you may need those things, the truth is that your hybrid workforce is really asking for something else--you.
The truth is that no hybrid workforce will ever feel just right if it's not built on a solid foundation. That "foundation" is actually just the determination to build your approach around your people by choosing workflow solutions that actually support them--which means you're probably already on the right track.
Here are a few things to think about when choosing tools and solutions for your hybrid workforce:
- Are you building a single culture, or two separate ones?
Hybrid work isn't about uniting remote and in-person cultures as two separate worlds. It's about creating a third culture--one you're building from the ground up, designed with hybrid needs in mind. That way, everyone feels welcome and included, no matter where they're working from.
- Are you providing multiple ways to collaborate?
Digitizing your old approaches isn't going to cut it. Instead, you need to provide new collaboration options that fit the specialized needs of your hybrid workforce. Make sure people can work together in ways that suit them--for example, using meeting software that includes shared digital whiteboards so teams can sketch out their ideas while they talk.
- Are you making workflows more manageable?
Even before hybrid work, issues like data silos and unnecessary tasks were enough to weigh down any workflow. Now that your teams are scattered, those problems are magnified. As such, it's important to make sure you choose solutions designed to simplify, streamline, and support your workflows--not make them more complicated y giving people extra hoops to jump through.
It's difficult to manage any complex workflow, let alone a hybrid one. The good news is that your hybrid workforce really only needs one thing: you. With a little determination (and the right tools), you'll have mastered the hybrid environment in no time.
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