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This spring marks a year since most individuals and businesses shifted wholesale to remote work. With vaccine distribution underway, we’re now looking ahead to a post-pandemic working reality. While a handful of organizations have publicly committed to being fully virtual going forward, the vast majority of us will adopt a “hybrid” office model, and for very good reason. Many employees are eager to maintain some of the balance that remote work has provided, and smart employers recognize that providing flexibility will be crucial in business continuity and talent retention moving forward.
Many of the ingredients that helped businesses navigate 2020 set the table for a hybrid work model to succeed. Technical infrastructure is in place to maintain employee productivity while remaining connected to peers. The embrace of data and analytics, which was key to helping businesses anticipate market dynamics and adjust to constant change, can be applied to managing the new workplace dynamics.