How to design hybrid work for better productivity?
What you'll learn
- Design hybrid workplace with focus on productivity.
- Set office and home for collaboration and energy respectively.
- Utilise synchronous and asynchronous time for coordination and focus respectively.
- Prepare strategically for the future of work.
- There are no prerequisites for this course.
In these times of intense competition for talent, failing to offer flexible work arrangements is a risk for organizations. People intend to quit their jobs if organisations do not offer them flexible options at work. This is because today’s talent value flexibility at work, even more than pay rise. For instance, research from IWG shows that 72% of office workers would prefer a hybrid way of working to a full-time return to the office – even if reverting to the old Monday-Friday routine meant earning more money. Recent research has particularly pointed out that people want the best of both worlds. This was highlighted in Microsoft 2021 Work Trend Index, in which it was reported that over 70% of workers want flexible remote work options to continue, while over 65% are craving more in-person time with their teams. It is going to be the era of hybrid work. To prepare, organisational leaders need to consider redesigning physical spaces and time to better accommodate hybrid work environments.
In this course, I’ll explore how can organisations can go about designing physical space and time to realise the enormous potential hybrid work brings. Based on published research, I’ll offer insights and practical recommendations on how to be imaginative about office, home and time to make hybrid work a productive work arrangement.
Who this course is for:
- Leaders planning to introduce hybrid work into their organisations.
- Leaders looking to maximise productivity of their hybrid teams.
- Anyone who is faced with the challenges of being productive while working at home or in the office.
Bikendra is founder at Work on Strategy, collaborating with business owners, leaders and aspiring individuals develop key strategic skills required to develop their businesses and careers. He has over 15 years of experience in forming & executing Business & HR Strategies at start-ups, non-profits and large organisations across 12 countries on 4 continents. For example, he played the key role in developing & implementing Asia Pacific HR strategy for Mercedes-Benz. Some of the results were creation of a strong talent pool of candidates in the region, reduction in hiring costs, etc. Likewise, he led formation & execution of remittance business strategy for Nepal Investment Bank (formerly, a member of Credit Agricole) - one of the largest banks in Nepal. Within 5 years, the Bank had one of the largest shares of inward worker's remittances in Nepal.
Bikendra has studied in Nepal, India, Thailand, Germany and Australia. In his MBA, he scored the first position in the graduating class. He is also a Certified Practitioner HR from Australian HR Institute. He lives in Australia with his wife and a child. His greatest joy is seeing people thrive in disruption.