The office model has been permanently altered. Instead of traditional, 40-hour work weeks, companies large and small are embracing hybrid models.
These changes range across the entire operations of the workforce, from communication to the meetings, nearly all aspects of the workplace have changed.
In short, returning to normal is not an option. Instead, embracing the new normal will be essential for companies who want to build a truly resilient company culture.
Companies can begin this shift by reevaluating workplace policies and systems that best accommodate new arrangements, whether that be in the office, hybrid or remote.
In order to do so, HR and business leaders will need to be prepared to adjust these practices as they learn the best possible methods of operating.
According to Cathy Benko, Managing Principal at Deloitte, and Dr. Brian Glaser, Head of the Google School for Leaders & Talent Management, there are a few ways for companies to adapt to this change.
For starters, leaders need to focus on outcomes, rather than the process and time it takes to get there. Honing in on small, achievable goals is a great way to do this. Additionally, leading with an understanding of complexities and nuances of new challenges can help motivate employees to focus on innovation.