Rose Report: Issue 66
Creating a Mindful Hybrid Workplace That Works
By Ted Rose, CEO, Rose Financial Solutions
The great American workplace experiment brought on by the pandemic has indeed transformed today’s office environment. As a result, numerous businesses are transitioning to a permanent hybrid work paradigm. According to research by Zippia, 74% of U.S. companies have either implemented or plan to implement a permanent hybrid work model. The study also found that 59% of workers are more likely to select a company that allows for remote work than one that doesn’t.
Studies show that when properly implemented, hybrid workplaces can be quite successful. In fact, a February 2023 Gallup poll found that six in 10 employees with remote-capable jobs want a hybrid work arrangement. However, not all hybrid workspaces are created equal, and if they are not properly implemented can lead to fewer social interactions, less collaboration, and employee burnout. Here are some tips on how to craft a long-term strategy for creating a mindful hybrid workplace.
Creating a mindful hybrid workplace starts with recognizing your company’s objectives, core values, and the particular requirements of each individual in your organization. Consider issues such as the demands of the job, the dynamics of the team, and communication preferences, and then implement flexible work policies that satisfy the requirements of both on-site and remote workers.
Investing in technology enables connectivity and collaboration for on-site and remote workers. Consider project management software, communication platforms, and video conferencing technologies that allow accessible communication and information sharing. To foster open communication, encourage transparent and honest communication and reinforce the importance of being attentive and respectful of various viewpoints.
Encouraging employees to maintain a healthy work-life balance and establish boundaries between work and personal time helps to avoid burnout. Offer tools and resources for reducing stress, promoting self-care, and preserving well-being, and create designated office areas where people can unwind, socialize, and collaborate.
To ensure all employees feel valued, foster a culture of inclusion and a sense of community through cross-team cooperation, acknowledgment of accomplishments, the celebration of milestones, and offer training sessions on mindfulness, best practices for working remotely, and effective communication for leaders and staff members. To keep staff connected, create opportunities for team building and interpersonal engagement such as social gatherings, virtual or on-site team-building activities, and regular check-ins.
While these steps will help you to create a hybrid workplace that promotes both on-site and remote workers’ success while promoting health and teamwork, make sure to regularly evaluate the success of your hybrid workplace model and adjust based on employee feedback. Keep an open mind about changing conditions and evolving demands to ensure continuous improvement.
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This content is for information purposes only and should not be considered legal, accounting, or tax advice or a substitute for obtaining such advice specific to your business.