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Hybrid News

The latest newsflashes, trends and developments all around hybrid work. From company updates to facts and figures as well as interesting insights into the world of New Work. Follow us on LinkedIn for weekly updates!

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September 15, 2021
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Week 37  - September 2021

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September is a great month to announce their switch to a hybrid work model: Atradius, Debeka, Vodafone and Audi are only some of the companies that recently announced more flexible work policies. From a “Full Flex Pledge” to “daily helpers”, a peer programme to manage transitions, these companies have found innovative ways to manage the change.

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There is no silver bullet for redesigning your office! But this salient checklist might help. Consider sound, air, light, image, ergonomics, nature and tint.

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Zoom fatigue and pomodoro technique sound familiar to you? TechRadar presents how humans actually work and why 45 minutes should be the maximum video call duration.

Week 35 - September 2021

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Zoom is getting a makeover: The popular video conferencing platform is introducing new features such as a new Focus mode, seamless cross device transition or gesture recognition.

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Hybrid setups need different tools than remote ones: TechRadar presents the most useful collaboration tools for hybrid work.

How to onboard newbies in a hybrid work model? Important advice and insights can be found here (German only).

Week 34  - August 2021

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Which of the six workplace personae are you? From office communicator to road warrior, find out what kind of worker you are most similar to with Poly.

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Hybrid work models continue to be all the rage. Primark just revealed their hybrid working concept for office-based employees as of September onwards. It is based on company-internal listening sessions and assessments and, amongst other new rules, comes with early finish Fridays. 

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Horvath IFUA just published research on the Future of Work discussion topics. Organizational transformation, employee challenges and digitalization are most talked about. The conversation mainly takes place on Twitter and in English, where it is dominated by male speakers and younger than 34 year olds. 

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Whether remote or not, employees at organizations with a mental health support program are more satisfied, happier, productive and likely to remain in their jobs, a recent study by Forrester found out.

Week 33 - August 2021

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Ever wondered how Slack uses Slack? Chief Product Officer Tamar Yehoshua gives insights into how one of the world’s favourite communication tools is leveraged to its maximum, what makes it a more human way of communicating than emails and why she loves reacjis!

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IT security related challenges are becoming more prevalent in hybrid work setups. Check out these 3 easy, but essential tips for proper password hygiene in your company.

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Size matters: Employees in small companies are twice as likely to continue working from home (27% vs 14%) and also see more benefits in it. Read the full article here.

And age matters as well: 40% of Gen Z prefer in-person work and therefore wish for a hybrid work model. How to attract these younger workers is very well-summarized by PC Mag

Week 32 - August 2021

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LinkedIn has just announced their return-to-the-office plan which can easily be summarized in one word: Trust. CEO Ryan Rolansky underlines that LinkedIn acknowledges every individual is different, which is why they allow everyone to work from wherever they work best. 

At the same time, Amazon, amongst others, pushes back their office-return plan to the beginning of 2022. 

From “We:hybrid” teams to redesigning offices: Germany’s players in the food industry seem very prepared for the time after the pandemic, as a survey amongst organizations shows (German only).

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A recent study conducted by WeWork and Workplace Intelligence found that in the long-term, employees wish to spend one third of their time working from home, one third in the office and the remaining third working from coworking spaces, remote locations, satellite offices or coworking spaces. 

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Endless holidays sound amazing to you? Some companies introduced Trust Leave as a component of their new work policy. This means employees can choose when and for how long to take holidays. Whilst German bank Tomorrow’s HR manager sees positive effects on employee satisfaction, sick leaves and fluctuation rate, others fear that employees will take less leave than before (full article in German only).

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