The last year and a half has been a waiting game. Waiting for the pandemic to subside, waiting to see our friends, family, and coworkers, and waiting to get back to normal. Now, even when it seems the waiting may be over, what we once considered normal is nowhere to be found.
Rather than going back to what once was, we are entering a new era of work. According to a recent report by PwC, the majority of companies are ready to adopt a hybrid work model where employees split time between working remotely and in the office.
While this new approach offers benefits for employers and employees alike, there is one caveat – culture. If organizations are not careful, hybrid work has the potential to disrupt the human connection, engagement, and sense of belonging that leaders have been working years to achieve.
To ensure that doesn’t happen, here are six strategies to keep your culture of connection alive – whatever your return-to-work plan looks like.