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Hybrid working: starting in the workplace
Hybrid working: starting in the workplace

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We hope you found this course useful. Hybrid work is still a relatively new phenomenon for the majority of the population, and we are still in the process of understanding the best practices and processes to help workers navigate through this new world.

Having read our advice, it’s important to take things into your own hands now. Do your own research, read up on the organisation you are working for, or would like to work for in future, develop the skills you know you are lacking when it comes to digital and collaborative working, and make an extra effort to communicate with your new team. Starting a new job can be daunting, but with the appropriate preparation, you will be able to ensure a smooth and successful transition.

Activity 15 Revisiting your priorities

Timing: 5 minutes

Look back to Activity 1, where you ranked the learning outcomes in order of importance to you. Are your priorities still the same or have they changed? Which, if any, could you explore further in your new role?

Once you have settled into your new role, and the hybrid work environment is no longer so challenging, you can start to look for new ways to benefit your organisation and make a positive impression on your manager or employer.

The idea of ‘transformational leadership’, for example, suggests that managers should be looking to promote informal leadership processes and rapid decision making within teams (Uhl-bien et al., 2007). If you can start to display leadership qualities, and become an ‘informal’ leader in some team tasks, then this is something many organisations value highly, and could help you progress further in the coming years. This is just one example of something managers look for in their employees. You can find many more examples of leadership theories and value-add strategies online if you are interested.

The Supporting hybrid working and digital transformation [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] collection has free courses and resources to help you navigate the world of work. Be sure to explore the site – you never know what new skills or information you might pick up that could support your career progress.