Leading in a Hybrid Workplace
Workplace culture transcends borders and buildings and over the last 2.5 years, we’ve had to adjust to new ways of working, connecting, and leading. The compounding changes experienced during this time are contributing to the challenges leadership teams are currently facing with transitioning employees who have been working from home to a hybrid model. Leaders are being tasked to navigate the shift and maintain a strong culture, and this has come with its challenges with some leaders struggling, and difficult conversations emerging.
This session will focus on being an inclusive leader in a hybrid workplace with an emphasis on change, trust, and belonging. Research has consistently shown that when employees feel that they belong and are a part of a high-trust culture, they will perform better and experience higher levels of commitment, engagement, and well-being. Trust helps to solve problems of risk and is necessary for collaboration, innovation, and creating a sense of belonging among those that we lead. This session will provide leaders with strategies to help navigate difficult and uncomfortable conversations and focus on the quality of interactions in order to re-engage employees in a hybrid world and meet them where they are at. Practical and evidence-based tools that support building, fostering, and nurturing a culture of trust, psychological safety, and belonging will be presented.