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

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:

  • Describe the challenges of a hybrid team and apply practical ways to deal with them.
  • Implement strategies to ensure everyone is treated fairly and equitably, regardless of location.
  • Apply techniques to alleviate the challenges of each role in your hybrid team.
  • Discuss techniques to adapt your management style based on the needs of your hybrid team.
Creating a Connected 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:

  • Develop an inclusive hybrid environment where everyone can freely speak out.
  • Implement Intentional collaboration strategies to improve productivity.
  • Apply techniques to keep your hybrid team connected.
  • Prepare leaders to manage hybrid teams.
Boosting Productivity in a Hybrid Environment

As more remote teams transition to a hybrid structure, one question at the forefront of many business leaders’ minds is how to boost productivity in a hybrid environment.  But hybrid workers can still face barriers that derail their productivity. As a leader your goal is to create a hybrid culture where your peers, senior management, your teams are engaged to do what they do best every day. It’s getting the results you want with less time and effort and shifting focus to what matters.

In this session,  we will be looking at what makes a high performing and efficient hybrid team.  We will delve into the 3 ingredients to build a productive team, mindset, reporting, planning and balance. We will address techniques to shift our mindset for greater productivity, provide you with recommendations for establishing effective reporting processes that will keep your staff accountable, and explore how planning and balance can push you further towards productivity.

During this session, participants will learn how to:

  • Examine our productivity mindset.
  • Discuss how to shift our mindset for greater productivity.
  • Discuss how to manage challenges to productivity work-life balance issues, inadequate reporting, and inefficient task planning.
  • Identify strategies that can increase your productivity for yourself and your hybrid team.
Lay the Groundwork for Hybrid Success

As businesses look to bring staff back into the office in new hybrid working arrangements, many leaders are questioning how to make these new workplaces successful. Recent studies show that employees have a new “worth it” equation, which includes when they go to the office and why they’re working in the first place. As a leader, how do you meet these changing employee expectations while also creating a productive and rewarding work environment?

This course includes two 2 hour virtual training sessions for team leaders and managers. The course is designed to help you identify the key issues for your employees and give you the groundwork to set up your team for success. You’ll take away actionable strategies and knowledge that will help you become a resilient leader capable of dealing more effectively with the new realities of the hybrid workplace.

In this two-part training session, participants will learn how to:

  • Identify the top hybrid work challenges and techniques to address them.
  • Discuss the value of working in the office and how to demonstrate it.
  • Describe how employees can build connections and social capital in the hybrid workplace.
  • Demonstrate how to keep your finger on the emotional and task-related pulse of your team.
  • Identify strategies to engage your employees when back to the office.
  • Examine strategies to build overall employee wellbeing: physical, emotional, social and mental.
  • Identify boundaries between work and home to prevent employee burnout
  • Explore alternative approaches to address meeting fatigue.