You don’t need a crystal ball to know that 2022 is going to be a busy year for Learning and Development teams. Hybrid working and learning, skills, knowledge sharing and collaboration, tech innovation, recruitment and retention, wellbeing, diversity and inclusion are important issues L&D and business leaders will face this year and through 2023 as well.
Over the past few months 5App has been looking at the impact of hybrid on working and learning. Reskilling and upskilling remain high on the list for learning professionals. But what happens when reskilling and upskilling and the hybrid model collide?
In many ways, 2021 has looked a lot like 2020. Covid-19 has continued to dictate how we all live, work and learn: we started the year with a national lockdown, many of us are still working remotely and our physical, emotional and mental wellbeing remain a top priority.
The shift to a more hybrid way of working has meant that many practices and procedures that were commonplace in the office have had to be reinvented. Workspaces are operating in a vast range of ways right now from fully occupied to fully remote and pretty much everything in between.
The hybrid work model is here to stay. Nine out of 10 organisations plan to offer a mix of in-house and remote working post pandemic, according to a study by the management consultancy McKinsey. However, only a third have a detailed vision of what this hybrid model will look like and even fewer – one in ten – have begun communicating and piloting their vision.
For many organisations there has been a big shift in the number of people working remotely. This mix of people in different locations - offices or remotely - and at different times is reflected in the term hybrid working. One question many organisations are wrestling with is how best to support learning and development needs in this context - in other words, how do we support a hybrid learning experience?
Hybrid is to 2021 as ‘pivot’ was to 2020. But anyone looking for best practices and answers about how to make it work for their organisation will have been disappointed. The truth is there’s no right or wrong, no rule book. We’re all finding our way through it and learning how to ‘office’ and how to ‘home.’
Learning and communications platform vendor 5App today announced a partnership with diversity and inclusion experts, All of Us and the launch of the D&I Engagement Hub.
It seems as if everyone is talking about hybrid working right now. As organisations and businesses are re-awakening after lockdowns and stretching their way into the world where the pandemic still has a presence, senior leaders and managers are working out how to balance the demands of productivity, employee engagement and customer satisfaction.