Creating a culture of wellbeing in hybrid working teams
Widespread hybrid working environments were originally a necessity due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But they are now increasingly the norm in many organizations -- shifting employees’ expectations around wellbeing issues. Teams now have the opportunity to work more flexibly around their home lives, move away from stressful, long commutes, or spend time on activities that they enjoy. In the video below, Ruth shares a little about why, when it came to wellbeing, it didn’t make sense to force staff back to on-campus work.
Managing workloads can look very different in the new hybrid world too. Deadlines – or rather how to meet them - can arguably be more flexible, with people working at times of day that suit them. On the other hand, Rachel also says it’s important to be able to let go of some things to make room for other, more high-priority tasks.
“Sometimes, something perhaps has to drop off the end of the line, even if it’s in the short term”, she says. She talks more about when the move to hybrid first took place, managers were empowered to have conversations about heavy workloads – and how getting leaders involved in sharing that message was key. Watch the clip here.
Want to hear more from Rachel and Ruth? Watch the full webinar here.
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