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Hybrid working: organisational development
Hybrid working: organisational development

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1 Thinking about your organisational context now

The external environment is still uncertain, as economic, and social stability continue to fluctuate, and the rising cost of living. How you plan and lead your organisation for business continuity and growth is critical to address your short, medium, and long-term needs, aims and objectives.

The framework illustrated below has been designed for this collection to highlight the key areas you need to consider when thinking about organisational development. As many organisations and higher education institutions (HEIs) continue to evolve their hybrid practice, how you work and plan for the long term is essential. You need to balance the needs of your stakeholders and organisation while embracing and adapting to external factors, to successfully meet strategic objectives.

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Figure 1: Hybrid ways of working: a contextual sustainability framework
  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, 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.

Activity 1: Thinking about your organisation now

Timing: 15 minutes

Think about the framework above in relation to your organisation. Do you feel it has a clear approach for new ways of working? Add your vote to the poll below.

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Then take some time to explore Bangor University’s approach to ways of working:

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In the free text box below list the areas you feel you need to focus on and make notes on Bangor’s ways of working that are of interest to you.

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