Work Transitions - Navigating the shift to Hybrid Working

** First cohort commencing Wednesday 28th April 2021 – book here to secure your place. **

Re-connect, Re-align & Re-energize your team in 2021. As we return to the workplace, we recognise that for leaders, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated unprecedented change. The workplace is more flexible and fluid than ever before as leaders next shift to the new way of working for 2021.

After the disruption last year, it’s only just starting to feel “normal” again and already we can see the challenges of a hybrid working model beginning to emerge as we learn to live with another level of flex.

We are experiencing the complications of agile working combined with a mix of people in the office while others continue to work from home or in a hybrid context.

Team members and business leaders are already acknowledging the complexity involved in coordinating teams to work together and how/when they can get their teams together online or in the office for essential team bonding, idea exchange and to collaborate on critical tasks.

Some business leaders have reported feeling frustrated and distracted by the myriad of working arrangements they are attempting to navigate for their various team members; while trying to retain a flexible mindset in a new operating rhythm.

There is a need for honest discussions without judgement in order to ensure teams operate without distraction in the new post-pandemic context.

The key areas of focus for leaders and managers need to be:

Navigating uncertainty & being flexible

  • People’s regular work patterns have shifted.
  • Predictable individual and team routines are now fluid.
  • The way ahead is less certain.

Supporting mental health & wellbeing

  • Leaders will be first-responders for individuals who struggle to adapt to their changing circumstances.
  • Leaders will have increased responsibility for their team’s wellbeing.

Nurturing team cohesiveness & shared purpose

  • Less certainty and connectedness between individuals and teams.
  • Managing teams remotely is the new norm.
  • Individuals will be more responsible for self-management. 

Facilitating increased virtual work and automation

  • Business processes will be increasingly more virtual and automated.
  • Leaders will need to be adept at virtual change management.

WiBF have collaborated with Changing Places Group to develop a program to address these concerns and develop new strategies for the new work environment. Over the session, we will cover how to reconnect employees who have been working remotely from one another for most – if not all – of the last year, realign strategic priorities around workplace strategy and culture and re-energise the team for the year ahead.

 

Course Outline and Benefits

Delivered virtually, this comprehensive session will be divided into three key themes:

RE-CONNECT

A quality of connection that fosters a team environment where people feel comfortable to raise concerns and express ideas is paramount to people working productively. But what are the components that make this possible? What’s getting in the way and how can we overcome the barriers that get in the way of a team working cohesively together, although apart? 

In this part we’ll focus on:

  • What’s changed for individuals and team and what has been the impact
  • Assessing a team’s current state
  • What do we need to address as a team / individuals
  • What does flexibility look like for our team

RE-ALIGN 

What does it take to shift outmoded ways of working as a team and how can managers assist this process to bring an equal level of responsibility and accountability to the team when it comes to embracing the changes needed? 

In this part we’ll focus on:

  • What served us well through Covid
  • What does our future state of team look like and need to have in focus
  • What do I as a leader need to function – what to amplify/continue
  • What do the individuals and the team need to function – what to amplify/continue
  • What will we let go of

RE-ENERGISE 

What is needed from leaders to help their teams work with a sense of purpose and feeling of enrichment in their everyday tasks and interaction with their colleagues or clients? How might managers take the lead in supporting the team with this so that they feel energised at the end of the week?

In this part we’ll focus on:

  • Leveraging team strengths
  • Creating a flexible work charter
  • Job crafting and team alignment
  • Agreeing success and support

Next course will be held on Wednesday 28th April 2021 – book here to secure your place.

How the Digital Workshop works

This series is suitable for all leaders, managers and teams impacted by changes to work or life. 

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

  • 3-part interactive digital learning workshop
  • Half-day group learning session with live Q&A delivered by Parents at Work
  • Facilitated follow up post-implementation review to share best practises amongst the WiBF community 
  • Access to additional post-session resources including podcasts and articles related to a range of subjects relating to managing teams
  • Optional follow-up 1:1 leadership coaching available to assist with implementation – contact us for pricing and options

GROUP

Up to 20 participants to keep the group intimate and allow people to ask more specific questions pertinent to their situation

WEBINAR DELIVERY

Via Zoom, interactive workshop style

COST

$500 + GST per person for WiBF members

$775 + GST per person for new members(includes 12-month individual membership)

How to Apply

For Corporate Members seeking to register participants from your organisation – please email the WiBF Office.

For individuals seeking to register as a participant – please email the WiBF Office.

The price is $500+gst per person – WiBF MEMBERS ONLY

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