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How to Manage a Hybrid Team

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Send people — and yourself — nudges

Send people — and yourself — nudges

Hybrid work means it’s easier to miss out on the small moments that make teamwork magical and spark innovation. Google News, for example, was the result of a casual conversation between two employees standing next to each other in line for lunch. In an office, these types of interactions happen naturally; in a remote setting, they fall by the wayside and over time this is highly detrimental.

Nudges can offer an opportunity to spark these moments in a hybrid environment. You could send nudges encouraging employees to “Reach out to a team member today”, for example.

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Trust your people more than feels comfortable

Encourage managers to offer direction, not directions. To help hybrid teams succeed, managers should clearly outline the milestones they’d like their reports to hit — and then let them figure out how to get there.

It feels uncomfortable at first, but by giving your tea...

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Provide clarity. Be more decisive than feels comfortable

While you should offer your people autonomy, you also shouldn’t shy away from putting a stake in the ground. When it comes to company direction, policies, and values, being clear is the kindest thing you can do — even if your decision is unpopular.

When people know what’s...

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Include everyone

Include everyone

Use the shift to hybrid as an opportunity to identify cultural gaps, and to set new norms to create a better, stronger culture.

Encourage managers to take notice of who often dominates the conversation in meetings or receives the most recognition for a project’s success. M...

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Make work purpose driven

Make work purpose driven

Purpose matters more than ever. People who don’t feel their work contributes to their company’s mission are 630% more likely to quit their jobs than their peers who do.

The way to help employees rediscover the purpose in their work is to make every task an...

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Create An Equal Playing Field For In-Person and Remote Employees

Oten, remote employees feel like they’re not getting an equal experience to employees that work in the office.

  • Take meetings, for example. Face-to-face communication is typically easier and more seamless than virtual conversations. So, when you have employees attending...

Ways to maintain control

Ways to maintain control

A return to the office may involve negotiations between workers and employers, where workers may desire to make some permanent changes, including adopting a hybrid model. 

While a hybrid model may not work for all jobs and industries, it can allow employees to conti...

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