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Supporting hybrid working in Wales

The Supporting hybrid working and digital transformation collection (Wales) provides a hub of free, bilingual resources that aim to develop and promote new ways of working.

The resources below take a human-centred approach to developing your organisation, and the skills and capabilities of those within it to thrive in a digital hybrid world. They also consider the skills you need for entering the workplace. The collection draws on the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 to encourage more sustainable practices in order to protect future generations.

Mae'r casgliad yma hefyd ar gael yn Gymraeg. | This collection is also available in Welsh.

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The collection hears from those in higher education institutions (HEIs), public bodies and organisations, who share their journeys towards new ways of working, as well as featuring experts in sustainability and futures planning, and individuals who share their experiences of adapting to hybrid working, and the impact of this on their personal lives.  

To help develop your own thinking, the skills you might need to develop and the role you play in supporting individuals, teams and your organisation through hybrid working and digital transformation, use the ‘Hybrid ways of working: a contextual sustainability framework’ illustration below, which was designed specifically for this collection. As many organisations and 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.

Circular diagram showing the key aspects of hybrid working and digital transformation, and how they relate to you.

In order to do this mindfully and successfully: 

  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.  

The collection focus on organisational development, leadership, wellbeing and inclusion, skills for digital transformation, hybrid communication and collaboration, futures planning and change management. It also provides guidance for those entering or returning to work, and asks HEIs to consider the role they can play to protect future generations. 

As we continue to plan and adapt to change, and to consider the part we can all play in achieving sustainable working practices, this collection provides the opportunity to reflect on and remember the journeys we have been on, and to learn from these to develop ways of working that enable us to thrive in the future. 

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This collection was made possible by the Higher Educational Funding Council for Wales.


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