29th Mar 2021
3 Min Read

Equipping leaders for long-term hybrid working

Culture & Insights

As we tentatively emerge from lockdown, we’re stepping into a changed world of work.

Although there’s much we’ve missed in the last year, it’s unlikely that we’ll see employees returning to the office five days a week. For many, a year of remote working has been the use-case needed to prove the value and viability of a more flexible approach to work.

But what does this mean for the culture of organisations and the role of the leader?

Remote working challenges traditional hierarchies and ways of collaborating. Fundamental shifts in mindset are required from leaders to make long-term hybrid working a success. There is no playbook, there is no ‘how to’ guide. So what do our leaders need to do?

Join senior consultant Daniel Lambie, Dr Nicola Millard (Princial Innovation Partner, BT) and Brett Skinner (Senior Consultant Leadership and Capability, Nationwide) as they explore the landscape for leaders in the coming months and how HR and internal communications teams can help bridge the gaps in a hybrid world of work.

Our panel

  • Daniel Lambie, senior consultant, scarlettabbott
  • Dr Nicola Millard, Princial Innovation Partner, BT
  • Brett Skinner, Senior Consultant Leadership and Capability, Nationwide

Watch the session

Want to skip to a specific section? Here are the timestamps:

00:00 Intro to the session

01:10 Intro to the panel

02:07 Audience poll: How visible have your senior leaders been during the pandemic?

02:07 What have you observed over the past year in terms of leadership?

09:34 What will the challenges and opportunities be for leaders in the months ahead?

20:55 Audience poll: What impact does flexible working have on line managers?

22:10 How can businesses support leadership to make the most of hybrid working?

30:00 Audience poll: Do you plan to adjust leadership development resources to reflect long-term hybrid working?

31:50 Is there a danger that organisations try to over-engineer future ways of working through policies and guidance, rather than experimenting and learning through experience?

34:17 How can we tackle the issue of remote working around training school leavers and graduates?

36:15 What does the panel think about the increased need for targeted rather than ‘sheep dip‘ communications?’

37:55 ‘Are you seeing more productivity surveillance from IT coming in for workers who aren‘t in the office?’ and ‘How do we tackle homeworking presenteeism?’

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