Decades of office-based team working have been swept aside overnight and are being replaced by a rapidly evolving transition towards a hybrid team working future. All companies need to learn how to adapt to these new circumstances and Global Business Culture feels our suite of Hybrid Team training courses can help you to navigate this complex new future of work
We have 15-years’ experience in helping global clients work more effectively in virtual, remote and hybrid environments – we have not just addressed this topic as a response to the COVID pandemic – and that history means our Hybrid Teams training programmes are anchored in experience and practicality.
Working with major clients across multiple sectors all around the world, our Hybrid Teams training modules address the two key constituencies affected by new hybrid working models – managers and associates. Both of these groups are heavily impacted by new ways of hybrid working but need to focus on different aspects of this future way of working.
Many, if not most, managers have developed their managerial skills in an office-based environment and the move to a more flexible, fluid team working arrangement challenges many of the traditional precepts of management. Therefore, any manager who is transitioning into a hybrid environment should reassess their entire management skill set.
Our practical ‘Managing Hybrid Teams’ training programmes focus on three crucial areas:
Although many employees see the move to a hybrid team working future as a massive positive, the work we do in this area shows that people are nonetheless struggling to adapt effectively to this new way of working. Effective, targeted training can help ease the transition and ensure teams continue to work effectively.
Our ‘Working in Hybrid Teams’ training programmes are designed to build on the work we do with the management population of a company by addressing:
In a hybrid team environment, meetings become more essential than ever – but making hybrid meetings work effectively and inclusively seems to be a challenge for many hybrid team leaders.
Leading hybrid meetings effectively is a skill that can be learned and we feel our practically-based learning events can really help managers improve the overall effectiveness of remote and hybrid team meetings.
Our module covers:
How will companies ensure that all team members are treated fairly, equitably and inclusively within a hybrid working environment? If unaddressed, unconscious bias might easily develop within a team which might then mean that team members who are more frequently in close contact with a leader are given preferential treatment in such areas as appraisals and promotions.
Managers need to be aware of the potential for proximity bias becoming part of their approach and our module covers:
Each of the above programmes is accompanied by a comprehensive suite of back-up materials which can either be forwarded to delegates or held on a corporate intranet for easy access.
These materials are presented as a succinct, easy-to-follow series of worksheets and top tips sheets which directly complement and support the key learnings from the training programmes – this way delegates are able to revisit issues at their own leisure after the conclusion of the training.
Although we are keen to help clients develop hybrid working skills by delivering these training programmes using our team of highly experienced trainers, we recognise that some clients might prefer to use their own internal resources.
Therefore, we have developed a train-the-trainer model where we can train your internal staff and allow you to use our materials and concepts under licence.
A big thanks to Val Bath and the Global Business Culture team for facilitating ‘Leading Hybrid Teams’ training at our firm. Val took the time to understand our firm’s culture and current situation, and made tweaks to the content to ensure that it would resonate with our People Leaders. The sessions themselves were highly interactive with our leaders learning from each other as well as the emerging best practices that were reviewed. At the end of the sessions many of our leaders noted they were inspired to engage their team members in meaningful discussions about how to make our new hybrid environment work best for them. As a nice bonus, our leaders were also provided with a plethora of supplementary materials to support these conversations with their teams.
Global Business Culture have successfully developed and delivered a large-scale training programme which, to date, has been attended by 1,200 employees across all of our territories including the UK, USA, Asia, Europe and Canada. These focussed on Managing Hybrid Teams and Working in Hybrid Teams. The training has been received positively and Global Business Culture worked hard to listen to our requirements whilst providing plenty of their own expertise to ensure the programme was run successfully across the business. They are also in the process of developing two further programmes for us on Proximity Bias and Running Hybrid meetings which we are looking forward to rolling out. We feel that the programmes have really helped our employees and also given us an edge over our competitors.
We are increasingly being asked by clients to run multiple training sessions within their organisations on the topic of Leading Hybrid Teams. It will be essential as we move into the new future of work environment that organisations give their leaders the necessary skill to allow then to thrive in the new normal. Speak to […]
We are increasingly being asked by clients to run multiple training sessions within their organisations on the topic of Working in Hybrid Teams. It will be essential as we move into the new future of work environment that organisations give their employees the necessary skill to allow then to thrive in the new normal. The […]
The Covid 19 pandemic has forced thousands of organisations to restructure how they operate, and this restructuring has forced millions of workers to move out of the office and into a remote working environment. Although we are currently all mainly working in this remote environment it seems likely that, post-pandemic, many companies will choose to […]