Managers, stop catastrophizing. To build a successful hybrid   workplace, you need trust, boundaries, flexibility – and not much else
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Managers, stop catastrophizing. To build a successful hybrid workplace, you need trust, boundaries, flexibility – and not much else

Medium, 2022

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Although hybrid work remains popular among employees, many leaders are skeptical regarding its long-term viability. As Rebecca Knight and Shana Lebowitz explain on Medium, fears that hybrid work will lead to a talent free-for-all and kill team spirit remain unfounded. The authors offer case studies of companies implementing successful hybrid work arrangements tailored to their particular needs and lines of work. Hybrid skeptics and those seeking to learn about best practices will gain from their insights.

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Many knowledge workers prefer hybrid work arrangements.

Many knowledge workers who worked remotely during the pandemic have little appetite for returning to the office full-time. They don’t want to give up the improved work-life balance and increased control over their schedules that working from home provided. Many office workers thus welcome the concept of hybrid work arrangements that let them work from home at least part of the time.

Conversely, many employers remain skeptical about the viability of hybrid work setups. They fear that having team members working apart instead of together will weaken internal ...

About the Authors

Rebecca Knight and Shana Lebowitz are journalists for Business Insider. This story was presented also on Medium.


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