Be clear about why you’re going hybrid
Because hybrid working has largely emerged in response to easing coronavirus restrictions, it has tended to focus on how to maintain business-as-usual in challenging circumstances. In reality, this isn’t the best starting point for building your strategy.
Business-as-usual thinking tends to bring a 9-to-5 office-based mindset to a world that’s leaving that way of working behind. Instead, we need to think differently.
Rather than beginning with location, you should start with the work. Because when you deeply understand how work creates value for your business, you can see how hybrid can improve how work gets done throughout your organization.
It means you can focus more effectively on the business benefits of making a change and less on implementing blanket policies around days spent in the office. This might lead to you expanding access to the talent marketplace, for example. Or it could be about improving productivity by removing location dependencies. Or even redefining your employee value proposition in response to employee feedback.