Hybrid teams: Six ways managers can unlock their untapped potential

Written by Dave Waller Wednesday 10 April 2024
More organisations are demanding people return to the office full-time, but are they missing a trick? Rather than rob their employees of flexibility, how about upskilling managers to oversee hybrid teams properly?
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Is the tide turning against hybrid working? In March, Boots became the latest organisation to announce a major change to its working arrangements – telling employees at its UK head office that they’ll have to return to the office five days a week from September. The reason? To make the business “more effective” by improving engagement, collaboration and “team spirit”. 

The high-street staple is not alone. Lloyd’s of London and JP Morgan Chase are among the companies that have called for their people to return to the office; while several other UK employers, including EY and BNP Paribas, have been using building access data to monitor attendance at their premises, with an eye to assess their own hybrid effectiveness.

Find out what managers can do to supercharge hybrid teams


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