Two years into the pandemic, the older generation of executives — even those inside Silicon Valley — aren’t accustomed to managing workforces remotely. “Leaders find it really hard to lead virtually,” Bock said.Source: Bloomberg
And that’s it. Despite an uptick in productivity, it is the inability of managers to adapt. Plus, you cannot project status and perks when everybody is just a Teams avatar.
OTOH, companies will find it hard to attract the best people if they make them sit in traffic.
4 thoughts on “Will Hybrid Work Last?”
“Attract the best people“ is nowadays often also just a lip service and rightly so: For the vast majority of companies finding people that are good enough is sufficient but only few dare to admit that (to themselves and others).
It depends on what you want. If you think of people as headcount, yes. If you want to create magic, you need the best.
I often see this when companies would rather have five people offshore than one person here. When this happens, it’s time to leave.
“… often see this when companies would rather have five people offshore than one person here. When this happens, it’s time to leave.”
Agreed; the problem is, we’re running out of organisations 😀
In our office, the new reality looks at 2 days of “some presence” in the office to allow for social kit and networking. The rest: travelling or at home. Every type of work that needs concentration and can be done by one person is done wherever the employee chooses. For immediate exchange, we have a skype channel open (still much better than teams and no interference with online meetings).
Two years of successful procedure should not be abandoned without really good reasons.
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