It’s been a month since we launched HPF 2023. The goal is to close the massive gap between the 87% of leaders who say finding the right workplace model is important and the 24% who feel they’re very ready to do it.
Hosting our first OPEN OFFICE HOURS — Join me LIVE on Friday, February 24 from 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm EST. I will be available to answer your questions or share insights. Click the button below for the Zoom link. You can also submit your questions in advance to Alison Batten at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposed that we ask a NEW question in 2023 instead of “how many days on site and how many days remote?” in this Flexibility Friday video. (above)
Encouraged first reimagining work in this thought starter (below), because I’m seeing too many work “redesigns” that are just trying to add more remote work around the edges of the traditional, pre-COVID, place-based work model with limited success.
Those efforts may address “where” work is done, but it puts the primary emphasis on the office without clarifying what’s happening there. And it ignores “how” (technology) and “when” (time), which are key considerations when optimizing flexibility.
Asked if when we say “in the office,” are we really talking about “in-person interactions?” There’s a difference as I noted on my recent trip to visit a client in Boston.
And, finally, offered the reminder that what we’ve experienced since March 2020 is NOT well-planned, intentional work flexibility. That’s what’s next.
Be sure to check out my LinkedIn and Instagram feeds each week to comment on future thought starters and videos. If you haven’t done so already, check out the Work Flexibility Assessment and join me for the Open Office Hours on February 24th!