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How Hybrid Work is Improving Company Culture

How Hybrid Work is Improving Company Culture

By Joelle Shusterman , Oct 26th 2022

Having a great company culture is a driving force for employees to feel engaged, more motivated at work and 55% less likely to look for another job. That means if your company has a positive culture your employees are there to stay in the long term. But what does that mean for today when most companies are adopting a hybrid work model

Is communicating via Zoom, Slack or email disrupting company culture?

A common misconception is that hybrid work is causing employees to feel less connected to their organizations. However recent studies have shown the opposite and that you should not be afraid of losing your culture to hybrid. And, we’ll tell you why.

       

Hybrid Culture for Employees 

According to Gallup twenty-three percent of U.S. hybrid workers strongly agree that they feel connected to their organization, compared with 20% of employees overall. Hybrid workers appreciate their time in the office more. Employees are able to prioritize their time better and appreciate the interactions they have in the office, making them more substantial.

Since hybrid workers are able to prioritize their time better, they also are overall more productive, and feel more supported in their wellbeing. They don’t feel constantly monitored, and this level of trust trickles into their own mental state of feeling connected to the values, mission, and purpose of their organization.

Learn to promote a hybrid culture to employees, and find helpful habits of how to function in a hybrid environment! Read virtual cues, realize the benefits and challenges of a remote workplace, and prepare yourself and your company for the future.

Check out Digital Body Language, Remote, and Hybrid Workplace

  1. Digital Body Language by Erica Dhawan
  2. Remote: Office Not Required by Jason Fried
  3. Hybrid Workplace by Harvard Business Review

         

Hybrid Culture for Managers

Managers on the other hand, are struggling to adapt to hybrid work. This is because they are trying so hard to create an engaging work environment for their teams. In addition, managers feel like it is harder to communicate with their employees and are missing the social element of work that is so integral to their functions.

Companies still need to retain the social element of work while being remote and allow employees to communicate with their peers. To fix issues managers face in a hybrid environment, it is important that they receive more support. By having employee groups to support the manager and by making interactions more about group interactiveness, managers won’t feel as disconnected.

Teach managers how to communicate with their employees in a hybrid environment, whether it be learning how to lead virtual team meetings, or effectively leading a team both in and outside the office.

Check out Leading From Anywhere, How to Thrive in the Virtual Workplace, and Suddenly Hybrid

  1. Leading from Anywhere by David Burkus
  2. How to Thrive in the Virtual Workplace by Robert Glazer
  3. Suddenly Hybrid by Karin M. Reed 

       

A hybrid work environment does not mean that culture cannot flourish. It has been proven that the office never equaled culture. Whether you are an employee or a manager we hope that you find these books above helpful for you and your teams to continue to invest in company culture. And don't forget that you can purchase any of these books now on our website with our discounted, wholesale pricing.

   

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