The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a dramatic shift in we organize work. For many organizations, this has meant moving to a hybrid work model, with some employees working remotely and others coming into the office. This can be a challenge for managers.
After Covid: Hybrid
The Covid pandemic has upended the workplace in nearly every industry. For many companies, employees work remotely, at least part of the time. This shift has presented new challenges for managers, who must find ways to manage a workforce spread out across different locations effectively. One of the biggest challenges is simply staying connected with employees. When everyone is in the same office, it’s easy to have impromptu meetings or drop by someone’s desk for a quick chat. But when employees work remotely, managers must be more intentional about scheduling check-ins and maintaining open lines of communication. In this lecture, hybrid work techniques and how to deal with these as managers are core.
Additionally, managers must find ways to keep remote employees engaged and motivated. Unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution to these challenges; managers must discover what works best for their team. However, managers can successfully navigate the hybrid workplace by being open to new ideas and flexible.
Being a (new) manager in this era can be challenging, but managing a hybrid workforce can be successful with careful planning and communication. This hybrid work lecture also zooms in on the ‘soft’ side of managing.
Hybrid Work Lecture in the Lunch-and-Learn series
This 45-minute lecture in our ‘lunch-and-learn’ sessions gives insight into how we can be successful as an individual, as a team, and as an organization when we manage the unique benefits this way of working offers. In this lecture, Hybrid work stands central as a change agent for a better workplace.
We have developed this specific lecture for current and future managers with knowledge workers in small and large organizations. If you’re looking for other lectures, have a look at my keynotes and lectures page
Koen can deliver this lecture in English, French, or Dutch (Flemish), depending on your preferences.
Lunch and Learn sessions with Koen Blanquart are inspirational sessions. The lunch is optional, but we’ll aim to give you new insights during a 45-minute talk, followed by 15 minutes Q&A.
Work with Koen:
Koen Blanquart is an author, keynote speaker, and strategy consultant. Being a digital nomad, Koen operates worldwide, while he considers New York his home base. In his most recent book, Koen gathered tips and methods of digital nomads to manage a remote workforce and hybrid work. Koen explains how asynchronous and remote work is critical in creating a high-performance workforce in his most recent book. Whenever Koen finds a chance, he’s out and about with his camera.