8 Building and maintaining a supportive and inclusive hybrid workplace
Before 2020, the phrase ‘hybrid workplace’ might not even have been in your vocabulary:
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, employers took swift action to create a mentally healthy workplace – often while simultaneously navigating the challenges of an entirely remote workforce for the first time. Now, as workplaces adopt a hybrid model, in which they combine remote and onsite working, employers again need to face the challenge of how to care for the mental health and wellbeing of their workforce – this time in a hybrid model.
As we are adjusting to hybrid working, the needs of organisations are evolving, and it is important to continually reflect on and review your ways of working to ensure that your workplace has the necessary systems and strategies in place to properly support wellbeing and inclusion for all staff, whatever your model of hybrid looks like.