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Hybrid working: planning for the future
Hybrid working: planning for the future

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In this course we have provided frameworks, tools and techniques to frame problems in the context of extremely complex environments. You have studied models to help you analyse problems and develop options and solutions against key drivers, impacts and constraints.

We looked at the key techniques for gaining acceptance for, and driving forward, your programme. After starting with ‘Why’ you then examined strategies to move ‘What’ you are changing and, importantly ‘How’ you are going to deliver the ‘What’ in the future.

Take time to reflect on the importance of embedding sustainable working practices, as well as meeting both the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] seven wellbeing goals and net zero targets. As your organisation evolves to succeed and protect the wellbeing of future generations, think about how you can use the contextual framework to assist you long term. The framework was identified in the introduction to this course and is repeated below to help you draw your conclusions.

The framework helps you to consider and understand your organisational context and needs from key perspectives.

  1. You and your ways of working should take account of the key stakeholders within your environment and their needs in relation to organisational development.
  2. You need to understand organisational requirements and the context, connections and requirements for key areas of focus, and how these relate to the needs of your stakeholders.
  3. You need to consider your ways of working for the wellbeing of future generations.
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Figure 6 (repeated) Hybrid ways of working: a contextual sustainability framework

As you reflect, watch the video below, where Sophie Howe, the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, shares her thoughts on how HEIs can help to protect future generations. When you are planning for the future, consider the role that HEIs, public bodies and all organisations can play in developing new ways of working to protect future generations.

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Video 25 Protecting future generations
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It is important to ensure the change in ways of working you envisage is sustained and embedded, through the delivery of objectives and the realisation of benefits over the long term. We hope that everything covered here, and all the additional resources, help you to develop your plan.

This course is part of the Supporting hybrid working and digital transformation collection, which you may wish to explore further.