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Steps for Successfully Implementing Your Hybrid Workforce Plan

Robust planning puts organizations in the best position to adapt and evolve

As organizations wrestle with the right blend of working remotely and working in the office, there is a growing sense that any strategy employed will likely change down the road. That is because no one really knows how their organization will respond on a macro level, nor how each employee will assimilate on an individual level. Therefore, organizations must remain nimble in how they deploy, monitor and recalibrate their hybrid strategy to maximize productivity and remain competitive in recruiting and retaining the best talent.

Leaders like Kiersten Robinson, chief people officer at Ford, are taking this flexible approach. Speaking of Ford's strategy, Robinson said, "We're not calling this the 'future of work,' we're intentionally calling it an 'evolution' because we're going to continue to learn as we go."

An approach that allows for evolution is one where organizations plan, deploy, monitor and recalibrate. As counterintuitive as it sounds, the best way to be flexible is to start with a methodical process and create a detailed plan. Robust planning puts organizations in the best position to adapt to evolving organizational needs and changing employee reactions. Our commercial real estate company, Cresa, developed a five-step roadmap to a sustainable hybrid workforce strategy: affirm the right workforce strategy, create criteria and guidance, memorialize the plan, implement a communication and change management plan, and monitor, assess and recalibrate.

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