More and more companies are turning to a hybrid work model a year after the global pandemic. Many experts believe that hybrid work is here to stay. So, how can companies best set their employees up for success when they return to hybrid work? What should your hybrid work policies include? In this article at Forbes, Tracy Browner explains the key imperatives that leaders must bear in mind while developing hybrid policies.
What Should Your Hybrid Work Policies Comprise?
Many large organizations have already adopted hybrid work models. However, the model is not perfect and demands continuous re-optimizing and monitoring. Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Hybrid policies require customization depending on your organization’s size, operations, and workflow. Consider these aspects while outlining the hybrid work policies.
Outline the Procedures
Before you outline or update your hybrid policies, you must consider the following factors:
Develop a process by which your staff can request hybrid working.Identify the roles and employees that are eligible for hybrid working.Revise or develop new policies for IT usage, data protection, international employees, expenses, and working from home.Define responsibilities for hybrid workers and management.
Consider the Legal Implications for Hybrid Work Policies
One of the crucial legal points to consider is the contractual implications. Your employee contract must clearly state where the work is carried out. Experts believe that the hybrid model will be the future of work. Therefore, you must change the terms and conditions of employment.
Include Training and Development Programs
Prioritize learning and development programs for managers because they must prepare to lead their teams through hybrid working. Focus on:
Developing communication skillsEncouraging collaborationEffective performance managementManaging hybrid requestsInclusion and diversityEmployee engagement
By establishing a clear and flexible work policy, you can ensure both your employees and your business reap the rewards. To read the original article, click on https://www.forbes.com/sites/tracybrower/2022/04/03/change-management-for-hybrid-work-6-ways-to-create-success/?sh=1d922fb73565.
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