In Poll, Majority of CEOs Say Hybrid Work Is Here to Stay for 2022. Full Virtual? Not so Much

“We have great IT remote and onsite capabilities,” says Michael Lowry, CEO at Lowry Solutions, a mid-size tech company. “This has been critical to our success both during Covid and now our hybrid work environment.” He also shares what else can be done, “We also have a twice monthly festive group lunch and celebration.”

Celebrating and appreciating your employees is important too. To be celebrated, there has to be clear and constant communication, especially in remote settings, CEOs emphasize.

“Narrate your leadership; tell your employees what you are doing and why. It used to be observable, for those interested. Now, working remotely, they can’t see it often enough to glean what you are doing from your actions, so tell them,” says Gary Minor, executive director of 21st Century Leadership Institute, a small professional services firm utilizing a flexible hybrid model without requirements.

The CEO at a small consumer manufacturing firm says to “regularly appreciate your employees and engage in constant communication,” when managing in a hybrid setting.

“Setting clear expectations and making sure the staff has the tools and training necessary to empower them to do good work, along with giving them a sense of ownership, have all been key to our success,” says the CEO of a wholesale/distribution firm that is fully remote.

It is also key to increase the value for your employees and make them feel as though they are an important part of the team, especially when the team is scattered.

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