What are the specific challenges of managing a hybrid workforce?
The challenges of managing a hybrid workforce boil down to employee engagement. If employees feel disconnected from the work they are doing, and the people they are doing it with, it is easy to lose sight of the bigger picture, which allows things to slip through the cracks.
What are some of the methods you’ve learned to use to manage your hybrid workforce?
The Hollister Group combats this in two important ways: by creating opportunities for meaningful connection, whether that be biweekly trivia, weekly softball games, or company-wide guided meditations hosted by the company’s Founder & CEO, Kip Hollister; and by providing a framework to have authentic productive conversations inside and outside of the workplace, through Hollister’s proprietary REAL Conversations program. The ability to communicate honestly is critical to a healthy work environment, and a hybrid environment doubly so – when you don’t have to see your coworkers every day small things can add up to big issues, and they can be especially uncomfortable to address when you aren’t face-to-face. The ability to communicate openly can bring a workforce together, regardless of distance.