Hybrid work consulting refers to the process of advising companies on how to effectively implement and manage a hybrid work model, in which employees have the option to work from the office or remotely. As the trend towards remote work accelerates, many companies are considering adopting a hybrid work model in which employees have the option to work from the office or remotely. While the hybrid work model can offer numerous benefits, such as increased productivity and cost savings, the transition can also come with its own set of challenges. This is where a hybrid work consultant can be invaluable.
A hybrid work consultant is a professional who advises companies on how to effectively implement and manage a hybrid work model. They bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table, having worked with numerous companies to successfully transition to hybrid work.
One of the main reasons why companies should hire a hybrid work consultant is to ensure a smooth and successful transition to the hybrid work model. A consultant can help companies assess their needs and develop a customized plan for implementing hybrid work. This can include determining which employees are best suited for remote work, as well as how to set up the necessary systems and processes to support a hybrid work model. A consultant can also provide guidance on how to communicate the transition to employees and manage any potential challenges that may arise.
Another reason to hire a hybrid work consultant is to take advantage of their expertise in tools and technologies that can support a successful hybrid work model. A consultant can help companies choose the right tools and systems to enable remote work, such as collaboration software and virtual meeting platforms. They can also provide training and support to ensure that employees are able to effectively use these tools to stay connected and collaborate with their team.
In addition to the technical aspects of hybrid work, a consultant can also provide guidance on how to effectively manage a hybrid team. This can include training on how to communicate and collaborate effectively with remote team members, as well as how to manage work-life balance and ensure that all employees feel included and supported. A consultant can also help companies develop strategies for staying connected and maintaining company culture in a hybrid work environment.
Finally, a hybrid work consultant can help companies stay up-to-date on the latest best practices and trends in hybrid work. As the hybrid work model continues to evolve, a consultant can provide ongoing support and guidance to ensure that a company's hybrid work model stays current and effective. This can be especially important as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to change the way we work, and companies need to be able to adapt and respond quickly to changing circumstances.
Hiring a hybrid work consultant can be a worthwhile investment for companies looking to transition to a hybrid work model. In addition to the benefits of a smooth transition and expert guidance, a consultant can also help companies save time and resources by taking on the burden of researching and implementing the necessary tools and strategies.
In conclusion, hiring a hybrid work consultant can provide numerous benefits to companies looking to transition to a hybrid work model. From helping to ensure a smooth transition to providing expertise in tools and technologies, a consultant can provide valuable support and guidance throughout the process. By leveraging the expertise of a hybrid work consultant, companies can successfully implement and manage a hybrid work model that leads to increased productivity, cost savings, retention, and improved communication and collaboration. Whether your company is just starting to consider hybrid work or is well on its way in the transition process, a hybrid work consultant can provide the expertise and support you need to succeed.
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Originally Published in Forbes on January 6, 2023
Bio: Dr. Gleb Tsipursky helps leaders use hybrid work to improve retention and productivity while cutting costs. He serves as the CEO of the boutique future-of-work consultancy Disaster Avoidance Experts, which helps organizations adopt a hybrid-first culture, instead of incrementally improving on the traditional office-centric culture. A best-selling author of 7 books, he is especially well-known for his global best-sellers Never Go With Your Gut: How Pioneering Leaders Make the Best Decisions and Avoid Business Disasters (Career Press, 2019) and The Blindspots Between Us: How to Overcome Unconscious Cognitive Bias and Build Better Relationships (New Harbinger, 2020). His newest book is Leading Hybrid and Remote Teams: A Manual on Benchmarking to Best Practices for Competitive Advantage (Intentional Insights, 2021). His writing was translated into Chinese, Korean, German, Russian, Polish, Spanish, French, and other languages. His cutting-edge thought leadership was featured in over 650 articles and 550 interviews in prominent venues. They include Harvard Business Review, Fortune, Inc. Magazine, Business Insider, Fast Company, Forbes, and elsewhere. His expertise comes from over 20 years of consulting, coaching, and speaking and training for mid-size and large organizations ranging from Aflac to Xerox. It also comes from his research background as a behavioral scientist. After spending 8 years getting a PhD and lecturing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he served for 7 years as a professor at the Ohio State University’s Decision Sciences Collaborative and History Department. A proud Ukrainian American, Dr. Gleb lives in Columbus, Ohio (Go Bucks!). In his free time, he makes sure to spend abundant quality time with his wife to avoid his personal life turning into a disaster. Contact him at Gleb[at]DisasterAvoidanceExperts[dot]com, follow him on LinkedIn @dr-gleb-tsipursky, Twitter @gleb_tsipursky, Instagram @dr_gleb_tsipursky, Facebook @DrGlebTsipursky, Medium @dr_gleb_tsipursky, YouTube, and RSS, and get a free copy of the Assessment on Dangerous Judgment Errors in the Workplace by signing up for the free Wise Decision Maker Course at https://disasteravoidanceexperts.com/newsletter/.
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Dr. Gleb Tsipursky is on a mission to protect leaders from dangerous judgment errors known as cognitive biases by developing the most effective decision-making strategies. A bestselling author, he wrote Never Go With Your Gut (2019), The Blindspots Between Us (2020), and The Truth Seeker’s Handbook (2017). His cutting-edge thought leadership was featured in over 400 articles and 350 interviews in Time, Fast Company, CBS News, Inc. Magazine, and CNBC. His expertise comes from over 20 years of consulting, coaching, and speaking and training experience as the CEO of Disaster Avoidance Experts, along with over 15 years in academia as a behavioral economist and cognitive neuroscientist. Contact him at Gleb[at]DisasterAvoidanceExperts[dot]com, follow him on Twitter @gleb_tsipursky, on Instagram @dr_gleb_tsipursky, and visit https://DisasterAvoidanceExperts.com/GlebTsipursky to learn more.