The move to hybrid working is creating a new set of challenges for all businesses. High on the list is how to ensure a loyal and sustainable workforce in an age when employees don’t even have the embarrassment of clearing their desks when changing jobs.
1.) Create a strategic vision
“People need to feel like they are part of something,” says Professor Binna Kandola, business psychologist, senior partner and co-founder of Pearn Kandola. “They have to feel a sense of purpose.” While this is easy in some areas (for example, working in healthcare or education), it is obviously more difficult in other industries where it may be less clear to employees they are making a difference. One option is to create a mission statement for the business. Another is simply to ensure that its leadership has a compelling vision for the company that people can buy into.