Managing Hybrid Teams

The true hybrid model, that combines on-site and virtual employees, is much more challenging to manage than having an entire team working remotely. There are a number of issues that you need to address as a manager, such as how to adapt your leadership style for the hybrid environment and how to ensure equitable visibility for all employees. Other considerations are how to encourage intentional collaboration, onboard new hires, avoid burnout and provide psychological safety…just to name a few.

Our training programs will help you create a scalable hybrid model that treats both your virtual and on-site employees with inclusion and fairness.

Managing the Hybrid Workplace for Success

Adapt your management style based on the needs of your hybrid team.

It’s clear that the hybrid workplace is here to stay. What’s not clear for managers is how to deal with the challenges that come with a hybrid workplace. A recent KPMG Canada survey found that 81% of employees say their managers need to be better trained to effectively manage a hybrid workplace team.

Discover how to address both the challenges and opportunities to create the best hybrid workplace for your entire team or organization.

During this session, participants will learn how to:

  • Explore challenges to hybrid teams and brainstorm practical ways to deal with them.
  • Determine the best hybrid model for your team based on your role, tasks, personal preferences, and work styles.
  • Discuss strategies to ensure equal visibility of face-to-face employees and remote staff.
  • Discuss techniques to adapt your management style based on the needs of your hybrid team.
  • Describe unintended consequences of working in a hybrid team.
Creating an Inclusive Hybrid Workplace

Gain strategies to ensure equal visibility and connectivity for your entire team

If you’re a manager, you know that the hybrid workplace offers attractive benefits for your staff as well as your company. But it also poses several challenges to be implemented effectively. Companies must be careful not to create a two-tier workforce where the in-office people get preferential treatment and better career opportunities than remote workers.

During this session, participants will learn how to:

  • Discuss how to create an inclusive and connected hybrid team.
  • Explore strategies to reinforce inclusion on a daily basis.
  • Describe techniques to ensure intentional collaboration.
  • Prepare leaders to manage hybrid teams.
Creating a Culture of Accountability

Make your team more productive and effective through the practice of accountability.

Employees often say that “effectively holding others accountable” is one of their company’s top leadership-development needs. Accountability is about taking ownership, showing initiative, and doing what you say you’re going to do — whether it’s you as a leader or one of your team members. When individuals are more accountable, they tend to be committed to their work and more motivated, which leads to higher performance. When team members consistently demonstrate ownership and accountability, trust is formed.

When people take ownership of their work and take responsibility for the results, your team becomes much more productive and effective. Think about the repercussions for organizations that are balancing a hybrid workforce without setting clear expectations around accountability. Without a doubt, this approach will be highly detrimental to productivity.

During this session, participants will learn how to:

  • Define accountability and its relationship to setting expectations.
  • Identify the expectations that need to be refined or communicated to your hybrid team
  • Describe the steps and techniques for setting expectations and team accountability in a hybrid work environment.
  • Explain examples of incorrect questions and question behind the questions and their impact on accountability.
Boosting Productivity in a Hybrid Environment
What does it take to create productive, high-performance teams in the hybrid workplace? Key components for productivity are mindset, time management, and focus. Your mindset as a leader and the mindset of your team members helps determine whether your team is willing and able to explore new strategies, seek help from others and capitalize on setbacks. Productivity also stems from effective time management, such as how well you tackle interruptions and manage email overload. The most productive people don’t just manage their time well, they also manage their focus and attention, through sharing information in a timely manner.
Success in a hybrid environment requires new ways of thinking and the flexibility to respond and change. In this session we explore how to create powerful mindsets, develop effective time management techniques and increase focus to boost productivity in the hybrid workplace.

During this session, participants will learn how to:

  • Identify strategies that can increase your productivity.
  • Discuss how to manage challenges to productivity including:  interruptions, email overload and information sharing.
  • Discuss techniques to shift your mindset for greater productivity.
  • Examine our productivity mindset.