How to make hybrid work

Does proximity bias play a role in damaging productivity, engagement and collaboration across hybrid teams? The answer is yes, and it could be having an impact on your business.

Download the OpenBlend guide to find out how effective one-to-one conversations can help to overcome proximity bias in a hybrid workplace.

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Don’t let proximity bias hurt your hybrid workforce

 

  1. Understand what ‘proximity bias’ means

  2. Learn the role it plays in damaging productivity, performance and engagement 

  3. Find out what you can do to stop proximity bias from hurting your hybrid business

  4. Discover the 6 Steps to making hybrid work using OpenBlend and Microsoft Teams

Overcome proximity bias in a hybrid workplace

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Remote work is here to stay

 The modern workforce is now more remote than ever, but most performance management tools have not evolved to keep up with the new demands that this has placed on managers. To hold hybrid together: you need more than collaboration tools.

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Hybrid and remote work is different

Its exact setup will be different for each and every business. You need to find the right performance and collaboration tool that is flexible enough to suit a range of different work arrangements as well as mix between them. 

 

 

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Conversation is key

Integrating regular, people-centric one-to-ones into your people management approach is vital to stay afloat of the challenges that are borne from hybrid and remote environments and ensure that managers coach all employees both equally and inclusively. 

Gianni Georgiades - Chief Executive Officer, Lacoste PCL

"Since using OpenBlend we’ve seen a significant increase in not just the Wellbeing scores recorded by our colleagues but also the levels of confidence and competence of our leaders in having meaningful and impactful conversations. We’ve noted an upsurge in the levels of trust between Leader and Talent and this has led to increased creativity and a sense of freedom to manage their own outputs in our people."

Gianni Georgiades, Chief Executive Officer

Lacoste Footwear PCL

Lucy King - Head of Talent & Performance, A+E Networks

"The more we work on our company goals the more I see OpenBlend as being a big part of our success. It gives us a brilliant foundation to do great stuff. "

Lucy King, Head of Talent & Performance

A+E Networks

Hugh Sturges - CEO, Jeroboams Ltd

“Having used a variety of performance appraisal and personal development forms over the years, it is only since I discovered OpenBlend that I have been properly engaged in two way conversations with my team. More importantly I have seen others do the same. The use of ‘self-scoring’ and including personal motivators in the mix is brilliant.”

Hugh Sturges, CEO

Jeroboams Ltd

Justine Recordon - Head of HR, Macrosynergy Partners LLP

“I have been impressed by OpenBlend, they have a great team who support us by providing training and useful analytics; and a fantastic tool, which I believe is unique, as it has the individual at its core.”

Justine Recordon, Head of HR

Macrosynergy Partners LLP

Grant Vowls - Managing Director, Chameleon International

“The support we have received from the team has been invaluable and we have really welcomed the regular touchpoints, which enable us as a business to understand and interpret the feedback that our employees have given. All in all this has been a great venture and we very much look forward to continually working with OpenBlend.”

Grant Vowls, Managing Director

Chameleon International

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"Since using OpenBlend we’ve seen a significant increase in not just the Wellbeing scores recorded by our colleagues but also the levels of confidence and competence of our leaders in having meaningful and impactful conversations. We’ve noted an upsurge in the levels of trust between Leader and Talent and this has led to increased creativity and a sense of freedom to manage their own outputs in our people."

Gianni Georgiades, Chief Executive Officer

Lacoste PCL

Karen Blackett - Country Manager, WPP

“OpenBlend has got us talking more, managing better and understanding each other.”

Karen Blackett, Country Manager

WPP