Managing hybrid teams

Managing hybrid teams can be challenging and if mishandled can often lead to employees feeling neglected and left out. In this workshops, we provide managers with the tools to develop a collaborative way of working so their team members can work in harmony, despite being in different locations.

Max 12 participants
100 mins

Impact

On your business

  • Productive hybrid teams – teams who feel they have autonomy for their own work, will be much more driven to work effectively. Combining this with greater awareness around equity, it really ensures that everyone in the team has the resources to succeed.
  • Greater retention – the flexibility that hybrid working offers is a major selling point for job roles. Employees who can have this flexibility, alongside feeling supported and autonomous within their role will be more likely to stay in the organisation- ensuring talent is retained.
  • Efficiency is boosted – by focusing on clarity, all team members know what is expected of them, avoiding miscommunication and misdirection within teams.

As a result of this workshop participants will

  • Recognise the benefits and challenges to managing a hybrid team.
  • Consider the types and levels of autonomy for individual team members.
  • Know that hybrid teams require a conscious effort to ensure equity, not necessarily equality.
  • Understand the potential challenges their team may face in moving toward a hybrid way of working, including autonomy and equity.
  • Have conversations with their team members around different types and levels of autonomy. 
  • Identify actions they can take to better manage their hybrid team.

Learning activities

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Workshop

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Discussion

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Online resources

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Action plan

Want to know more?

Physical distance can make communication and cohesion tricky for even the most diligent manager to maintain. This becomes even more complex in a hybrid team, where the needs and challenges of each individual team members may differ depending on location and working pattern, and workers are much more self-directed in their work. However, when done successfully, it can have a big impact on employee wellbeing and productivity.

This virtual workshop explores with participants the three elements of optimal hybrid working conditions: clarity, autonomy, and equity. They identify the importance of being clear to their colleagues of what is expected of them in the new, hybrid environment- remembering that in a hybrid team, employees may be directing their own work more.

Participants then move on to a discussion around the different types and levels of autonomy that their team members have and how this might be impacted by hybrid working, and consider what equity looks like in a hybrid environment. They identify the importance of striking the right balance of autonomy for everyone within their team to ensure they feel independent yet supported in their work.

Finally, they discover how this may play into the concept of equity, identifying how levels of equity may differ within a hybrid team, including what could be done to ensure equity is established.  They will have the opportunity to apply learning to their own situation and create a plan to better manage their hybrid team going forward.  

Who will benefit?

Managers of hybrid teams

who want to know how to promote a better working environment for their colleagues and build a supportive, successful and productive team.

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Managers considering moving their teams to hybrid working

who want to know how to best establish their team members in a hybrid setting.

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