Is your business ready to face the winter of disruption?

Leaders right now are responding to the challenges of hybrid work models against a backdrop of blazing inflation, political storms, supply chain problems, the fall out of Brexit, the war in Ukraine as well as recruitment and retention issues! It’s not an easy time, is it?

Is your business ready to face the winter of disruption?

Is your chosen hybrid model helping to spark the growth your business needs to outpace this disruption? Can it deliver collaboration and innovation? Does it meet the needs of individual workers? Does it match changing and sometimes challenging customer demands? Have you built in the opportunity to sharpen skills sets that will lead to two-way trust between distributed teams…or are you sleepwalking into a horrible hybrid?

Wherever you happen to be on the hybrid working journey – taking time to perfect that model will ensure your business is fit for the future and that your leadership are equipped to outpace the winter of disruption. Leaders looking to overcome obstacles and strengthen business excellence will be reflecting, right now, on whether their existing cultures, structures and work models are ready to cope with such testing business challenges.

As global growth stalls and organisations struggle to retain top talent, adaptable, future focused, smart leadership is going to be the factor that will help your business survive and thrive.

Where do we start?

Well, we start with a Discovery Session. You could too! Help your leaders to work out how to amend and perfect their hybrid model to match future needs. We gather data that helps us to understand how an organisation can optimise productivity and employee engagement – whereas too many organisations have relied on gut instinct to set up their current hybrid arrangements. That’s where things have gone awry.

For example, work out who needs to network face to face with who, so that they can do their best work? Do we need core hours? If so, when do we need them – rather than the normal blanket approach. Can we set up informal ‘checkins’ in the office? How can we encourage a sense of belonging? Does the office space need to change? What data can support our decision making? What tech can support our new ways of working?

Hybrid impacts every corner of your business – it is time to transform your business to effectively work smarter across all aspects of your organisation

Why? Because Talent is the new Cash Flow

You see, Smart Leaders want to ensure that their unique version of hybrid working is driving a culture that not only boosts individual and collective contribution but also attracts and retains the best people. That’s no easy task when it is easy to walk into another role. Your task is to ensure that you have better flexibility options than your labour market competitors.

Our Top Tips for Outpacing the Winter of Disruption

  1. Set up a project that enables you to out-run the challenges and pitfalls of hybrid working. Consider aspects such as culture, collaboration, communication, fairness, training and supervision and use your finding to perfect your unique workforce model.
  2. Future proof your business by ensuring your hybrid model is resilient against the coming disruption. Ask your team – does it match customer demand? And does it balance that with choice for your people?
  3. Align this with new leadership requirements of managing a distributed workforce during uncertain times. Upskill your Managers in subjects such as Adaptability, Building Two Way Trust Resilence, Deliberate Communication and Empathy all come to the fore.
  4. And don’t bother with consultants – they’ll listen you and then replay it back in a report and plan that invariably falls on stony ground. If you want a fresh pair of eyes on the hybrid conundrum, bring in a practitioner – someone who can listen to the issues you are having and offer some solutions based on real life case studies and experience.
  5. Sign up for our Autumn Newsletter here. We’ll share ideas on how to ride this storm.

We’re practitioners who’ve been implementing really smart solutions into organisations for 20 years. We’re not just some new consultant kid on the block. We can help you perfect your Hybrid Model and get your business tooled up and ready to outpace the Winter of Disruption. 

Work happens in Brains – not offices!

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