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Change your Hybrid Working Habits

The course is now underway. Check out the course information page.

One of the consequences of the global pandemic in the workplace is an increased demand for flexible and hybrid working. In response, employers are offering staff to work from home more regularly, and come into the office or on campus for less time each week. Flexible working is intended to increase staff satisfaction, productivity, and retention at a time when we have moved from the great resignation of 2021 to an endemic of ‘quiet quitting’. At the same time, effectively working from home has become a sought after skill in the workplace, particularly as some of the negative impacts of long term home working on (mental) health, equality, diversity and inclusion and staff engagement have started to emerge. 

Bridging the gap between the growing hybrid workforce of knowledge workers and the (lack) of organisational vision for the post-pandemic workplace, are the managers and leaders leading increasingly virtual teams. It is their job to translate the newfound flexibility into effective collaboration between colleagues. It is their challenge to establish communication channels that engage a hybrid workforce with diverse needs, balancing work with other commitments. A workforce for whom coming to the office or on campus may be a hated necessity or indeed a much sought after opportunity. Not everyone loves working from home, sharing a desk or meeting in a coffee shop. 

If you are looking to move from overwhelm and burnout to finding balance, then this course is for you. 

Develop the skills you need

This course is designed to help develop skills to:

  • Audit your hybrid working habits to find out how your current habits are impacting on you and what to change;
  • Set boundaries for a better life/work balance and stick to them even when things are busy;
  • Increase productivity away from the screen by using strategies for communicating and collaborating outside of meetings;
  • Communicate more effectively in the hybrid workplace in a way that works for you and reduces digital overwhelm.

Course activities

Listen to the podcast

The course has four parts and each part is introduced by a podcast episode that sets out the key ideas for the topic. I have chosen the podcast format to enable you to follow the course at your own pace, listening when it suits you and also to minimise screen time needed to take part in the course. Whether you listen to the course as you walk the dog, cook or sit in a comfy chair, this course is designed to take you away from your screen and constant stream of notifications. You just have to listen.

Reflect on your practice in weekly hangouts

Each topic is accompanied by prompts and questions to help you reflect on your professional practice. We will use these prompts in weekly course sessions to take a deeper dive into ways of working in the hybrid workplace and reflect on how your habits aligns with your goals and values. You can choose whether you write your reflections down, share them with others in the course or keep them private for yourself.

Explore new ways of working

Each topic comes resources and tools to explore. You can try out new idea for yourself or join one of the weekly drop-in sessions for personalised support.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for emerging and established leaders and managers working in a hybrid or fully virtual setting in education and the not-for-profit sector. We will focus on how to develop effective home/hybrid working strategies. Whether you are collaborating online on a project, organising distributed volunteers or managing a whole hybrid working department, this course will support you to move from overwhelm and burnout to finding balance.

Register free today

Registration is free for everyone, and includes:

  • Weekly course email straight to your inbox
  • Listen via your favourite podcast app and follow at your own pace
  • End of course summary with resource pack
  • Certificate & badge upon completion

Looking for more support? Upgrade to Course Explorer – £29 and join our weekly drop in sessions. Just tick the box to learn more when you register to receive further info.

Interested in coaching around hybrid working? Select the 4 Week Course Explorer + 4 Personal Coaching Sessions – £229 when registering and I’ll be in touch with further details.

Hybrid, flexible and virtual working are changing the way we work in education and the non-profit sector. I support all types of leaders in developing their own authentic approach to managing people and projects, holistic strategies for hybrid and home-working and skills needed in this evolving workplace.