We are in a war for talent.
With most employees feeling stressed at work and compounded by the fact that most workers under 40 would consider moving for a job
opportunity, organizations should focus on fostering community in the workplace to retain and attract talent.
Less than three-quarters of employees prefer working in a hybrid environment
. In fact, flexible schedules and remote options are the top ideal workplace qualities
for 2022. But, with most companies already offering (or planning to offer) some type of flexible work option, promoting a hybrid office without a hybrid policy in place and no community to bring it all together isn’t the organizational differentiator it once was.
Now, beyond the fact that it’s no longer a perk but an employee expectation, hybrid work has introduced new challenges
, particularly around how companies can maintain culture and develop community. Tim Harnett
, Senior Manager of Content & Research at Simpler Media Group, recently interviewed Elena Beloshapkova
, CEO and Founder of inspace, on how organizations can build a workplace community in hybrid environments, what needs to change from the way things are, and why organizations should prioritize community building.