Culture and collaboration
One of the questions we need to ask is, ‘what does our future corporate culture look like and how do we create it?’. Organisations need to think about the values and culture and the interactions, practices and rituals that foster this culture. For example, a company focused on talent development should ask whether the moments of mentoring that take place in the office can be continued spontaneously in a digital world. Other practices can be reconstructed and enhanced so that the organisation creates and maintains the community and culture it seeks. The redesign and reconstruction of processes and practices will serve as the foundation for an improved operating model that makes the most of both in-office and remote work.
A final question is ‘how important is collaboration and teamwork in the organisation?’. By answering these questions, your organisation can better determine how to set up the hybrid model.
Coaching and corporate health
Health is directly linked to employee creativity and productivity. Currently, there is a downward health trend based on the practices we adopt as a result of working from home. At home and in the office, we work in unfamiliar workplaces that are not designed to meet individual needs as they once were. Can we teach people how to design their workplaces so that they can feel comfortable in the future?
Computer workplace ergonomics
We no longer have the overview and control over working environments that we once had, so it is much more difficult to ensure that employees are taking ergonomics into consideration. To implement a structural and effective policy in this area, we need to think about the loss of coaching and corporate health that normally took place at physical work sites. Coaching and the stimulation of personal responsibility and remote monitoring of corporate health is becoming a new standard.