Hybrid Work Now & Next: 5-Point Roadmap for Moving From Scrappy to Sustainable

Mar 17, 2021

By Own Your Culture Co-Founders Anna Oakes, and Angela R. Howard

 

“Pivot!”  “Asynchronous” “New normal!”  “Remote/Hybrid/Virtual”

 

 

The shifts required in 2020 and into 2021 are indeed unprecedented.  They also provide tremendous opportunity to do better and differently in this next chapter of our individual, and collective, lives.  Many of us, and our companies, were scrappy and figured out how to keep things moving when we were thrown into remote work.  But, many groups merely lifted and shifted their schedules into Zoom rooms.

Is this about transformation?  We prefer “evolution.”  With a key focus on asking, “What could we be doing better or differently?”

Because remote work is here to stay.  According to a recent UpWork survey (2021) 1 in 4 Americans will be working entirely remotely in 2021 and by 2025, 36.2 million Americans will be working...

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Transparency: Increase Employee Loyalty During Covid-19 and Beyond

Apr 15, 2020

One of the timeless leadership behaviors is transparency and it’s an action that can gain you both customers and high performing employees.

Given how the world of work has shifted in the past month, leaders and companies will need to up their transparency to build trust and increase performance.

3 Practices for Transparency

There are many companies practicing transparency externally: Patagonia is open about their supply chain and Southwest Airlines flipped the script with fare transparency, or “transfarency.” But, compared to the amount of companies being transparent with their customers, there are few companies practicing internal transparency with their employees.

Like many of my clients, you may be asking yourself, “How?!”  Here are three ways companies can leverage this time of change to practice transparency with their employees:

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Anxiety at Work: COVID and Beyond

Mar 31, 2020

With all the chaos and recent changes influencing our lives, organizations and teams are experiencing unprecedented challenges to their efficiency, synergy, and overall well-being. There are so many things currently out of our control.  This can make existing anxiety worse or cause new anxiety to surface. Anxiety at work is a real possibility.

How can you take ownership of your mental health and ensure your work remains productive and successful? How can you manage your anxiety in this scary time?

It can be a lot, I know. We’ve got you. I sat down in a recent episode of the Build High Performing Teams Podcast to talk with Richie Burke. He’s a business owner, podcast host and like me, has anxiety. These are the highlights from our time together.

Leveraging these four strategies can help you minimize anxiety and maximize your impact during times of change. We’ve linked to some great resources for each of the strategies and if you want more, click...

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