Leading and collaborating effectively in hybrid work environments
The Covid-19 pandemic forced millions of employees around the world to transition into home offices almost overnight. Research shows that the majority of leaders are convinced that hybrid ways of working are here to stay as the trend towards remote and flexible work styles has already been growing among employees before the pandemic hit.
So if the nine-to-five office-based business as usual is declining, how can leaders successfully manage teams and organizations in a hybrid world where remote platforms and live in-person interactions complement on-site collaboration? Technology alone is not going to be the answer. Instead, leaders must adopt a fundamentally different set of leadership principles that put humanity first. Only through this human-centric approach, organisations will be able to apply emerging technology purposefully to thrive sustainably in times of crisis.
It is no secret that leaders who are willing to understand the unique (virtual) work experience of each of their team members to find ways how technology can support people, instead of trying to have people support a certain technology, have a happier, more engaged and innovative workforce. To master hybrid business environments, (self-)awareness is essential to navigate through the complexity added by collaborative platforms and emerging technologies.
You will understand the rising complexity of leading in a virtual and hybrid environment by having experienced it through our immerse learning design. You will know how to mitigate “Virtual Meeting Fatigue”, how to grab and keep attention high by working with a variety of human engagement techniques, both in-person and remotely.
You will expand your tech-awareness to build a new leadership mindset that fosters performance and wellbeing among remote employees through empathy and connection. You will be able to apply key facilitation skills to confidently lead in a human-centered, empathetic and adaptive way in hybrid work situations and environments.