“What causes hybrid workplaces to fail?”
A variety of talent pros weighed in to answer that question. From overwhelming tech-stack options to the formation of competing company cultures, there are numerous ways things can go wrong in a hybrid environment.
Here are nine problems in particular to monitor:
1. “Anything goes” doesn’t actually go.
Hybrid workplaces have the potential to address the needs employees have for flexibility, particularly as safety and well-being are at the forefront of the employee experience. Done right, they can be the perfect balance of inclusiveness, collaboration, flexibility and productivity.
Where hybrid workplaces go wrong is taking an “anything goes” approach. Without a framework for how and when people work and interact, some will be left out of conversations, decisions and opportunities.
Danny Speros, VP of people operations, at Zenefits, shares: