Managing Hybrid Workplaces

It’s evident that hybrid workplaces will be the new reality going forward. However, many organizations don’t yet have a detailed vision in place for hybrid work.

A key consideration is that the true hybrid model, that combines on-site and virtual employees, is much more challenging to manage than having an entire team working remotely. Until now, few companies have operated with a true hybrid model that treats all of their employees equitably regardless of their workplace.

Managing Hybrid Teams

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We specialize in training leaders on how to build high-performance, engaged hybrid teams that meet the needs of both virtual and on-site staff. Our proven training programs will show you how to leverage these insights to drive productivity and satisfaction across your organization.

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Managing Hybrid Workplaces

Complete our FREE Hybrid Team Performance Survey TODAY!

Discover how to balance the challenges and opportunities of a hybrid model.

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Job Aids

Our training programs are paired with a series of Job Aids that reinforce the knowledge and insights you’ll gain from each session. These guides provide focused strategies you can implement immediately to begin managing your hybrid teams. You’ll also get recommended actions to get the most value out of your efforts. You can choose to purchase our Job Aids on their own or receive them free when you sign up for one of our Training Sessions.

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Additional Support

Every team deals with different challenges when adopting a true hybrid workplace. To augment our customized training programs, we offer a variety of other solutions to address specific issues. These are designed to engage your team members at a deeper level or provide one-on-one support as needed. They can be incorporated into your initial plan or added on as your team grows.

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Post Session Support Webinar

An integral part of integrating new skills is to apply the learnings in your hybrid workspace. All our customized solutions include this post-session webinar support. At the end of their initial program, team leaders, managers, and members get individual assignments to practice on the job. In this facilitated session, participants can ask questions that might have come up in their practice, plus share what worked and what didn’t work with the group. Group sharing is a powerful way to deepen the learning from their own personal experience, as well as that of others.

Hybrid Leadership Coaching

Whether you are a new manager or a seasoned leader, leading a hybrid team has a unique set of challenges that may require you to stretch (or flex) your current management approach and take the empowerment of your team to the next level.

Our coaching program provides new and seasoned leaders with personalized support. Limiting beliefs and behaviours are both revealed and challenged to positively impact the ability to lead effectively in a hybrid work environment.

Coaching provides space for team leaders and managers to explore how to:

Stay connected with team members and provide adequate support.
Increase their ability to empower hybrid team members to be productive.
Communicate with impact in a context where the attention span is lower.
Tap into new motivation drivers for themselves and their team members.
Find the right balance between driving productivity and allowing flexibility.

The leader will leave every session with an actionable, personalized plan, focused on overcoming obstacles to ensure rapid change and sustainable momentum. This program is designed around five 1-hour coaching sessions scheduled over a 5-week period.

Hybrid Team Simulation

This powerful session is an interactive, online activity that mimics a hybrid team environment. It provides participants an opportunity to practice their new teamwork know-how and abilities, before applying them in the real world. Participants must draw on their knowledge, experience, and skills to successfully resolve issues and overcome obstacles. This reinforces learning and strengthens your team members’ competencies. Your employees will be better equipped to work in and meet the challenges of a hybrid team.

Microlearning

With reduced attention spans, as well as increased distractions and demands on our time, microlearning’s popularity is soaring due to its short burst learning format and versatility. With each short chunk providing “to-the-point” content or activities, team leaders, managers, and employees can easily access and re-access knowledge as needed to enhance job performance. Virtual Team Builders will partner with you to create custom microcontent to support your learning and development objectives. Whether as standalone units, or sequenced to address specific subjects or problems, it is worth exploring how we can help your company benefit from microlearning.

Customization

Recognize that there are unique challenges in every hybrid team. Leaders are feeling the pressure of managing their teams in a more interconnected world, while individuals working remotely may struggle with productivity due to isolation and competing priorities. Enhanced communication tools and meeting platforms help solve some of the issues of operating a hybrid team in different workplaces. However, the precise combination of programs we recommend are tailored to the specific needs of you and your team. Get started with our Hybrid Team Performance Survey, followed by one-on-one interviews, and culminating in a customized program to meet your team’s needs.

Lunch-and-Learns

When your team isn’t together in the same location it can often feel isolating, and the need for shared community and connection is even more important. Our 1-hour engaging Lunch & Learn programs can help you create a community of continuous learning and foster a sense of togetherness.

Certificate in Hybrid Team Management (PMAC)

As remote work continues to gain traction, this certificate equips you with the skills you need to effectively manage a hybrid team. Upon completion, participants also qualify for Professional Development Units (PDUs) with the Project Management Association of Canada (PMAC).

To qualify for the Certificate, you need to complete the seven core programs and your choice of three optional programs.

Core Programs

  • Managing the Hybrid Workplace for Success
  • Creating an Inclusive Hybrid Workplace
  • Creating a Culture of Accountability
  • Boosting Productivity with a Positive Mindset
  • Team Operating Agreement -Level One
  • Team Operating Agreement – Level Two
  • Optimizing Performance

Optional Programs (choose three)

  • Emotional KPI’s
  • Navigating Change from a Distance
  • Winning Strategies for the Virtual Leader
  • Ignite Virtual Collaboration and Innovation
Instructional Design

Increased organizations are being tasked with converting face-to-face training content to Virtual Instructor Lead Training (VILT). We offer instructional design consulting services. Work with our in-house designers to assist you with your course development needs.