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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The Two Most Important Weekly Meetings You Can Have

Sep 18, 2019

In many organizations and teams, spending the day in meetings is the norm.

Shocked? Didn’t think so.

I’m not going to convince you to back out of all of your meetings today. Although there is a case for that. To be part of a high performing team, I do want you to allow time for the two most important meetings you can have during a week.

Meet With Yourself

Before you connect with anyone else during your week, you must connect to yourself. A “ME Meeting.”

If you are not grounded in how you’re feeling, what your priorities are and the demands on you are, you’ll easily be tossed around.

I suggest one-hour every week. I prefer Sundays as it helps me wake up feeling refreshed and ready to start the week on Monday. Some do it Monday morning, as they don’t like to interrupt their weekends. Perhaps try both a few times and see which produces results and makes you feel good.

Some people use a planner, some their phone calendar. To me, it’s...

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