Creating an Inclusive Hybrid Workplace (Practices)Dec 02, 2021
Seven employers share their real-life strategies and policies to build equitable hybrid workplaces.
Work from home, remote work, flexible work arrangements: prior to March 2020, many employees around the world had little or no exposure to these concepts. While some organizations had built technological infrastructure and remote-work norms as part of their culture, others had not. The Covid-19 pandemic generated a need for companies to shift radically to implement remote work for office workers and a system of social distancing, testing, and other in-depth health and safety procedures for essential on-site workers.
Nearly two years later, we are still facing unprecedented challenges in the future of work, including the reopening of physical offices and the increasing desire of many employees to continue working remotely. Catalyst research has long documented the benefits of flexible work arrangements, including the recruitment and retention of top talent, as well as employee reports of increased innovation, engagement, commitment to their organizations, and feelings of inclusion. The positive outcomes are clear, but the path forward may not be.
Seven organizations — Colliers, Dentons, EY, General Motors, GitLab, Hilti, and Pitney Bowes — shared their unique perspectives on constructing this new reality of work. These examples can serve as models for strategies, policies, and practices for your own workplace.
How to cite this product: Creating an inclusive hybrid workplace (Practices). (2021). Catalyst.