The dynamics of hybrid teams can be tricky. One of the easiest ways to help your hybrid team become more effective and engaged to conduct a Team Retrospective
The Retro asks three simple questions:
- What went well?
- Where did you get stuck?
- What will we do differently next time?
We've been conducting retros with hybrid teams around the world for the last few years. Here's the top 8 things we've heard from hybrid teams want to Do Differently:
- Encourage daily “dark hours” where computers are shut
- Evolve office spaces to support a hybrid model; focus on collaboration versus individual work
- Create shared “golden hours” where everyone is expected to be online across time zones
- Increase one-on-one check-ins and attention to human care to match the added demands of the pandemic
- Offer multiple ways to participate in a meeting; in-person, on video call, voice-only call, watch the recording, read the notes
- Acknowledge and understand the in-home distractions that come from blending the home and the office
- Avoid back to back to back calls, which lead to burnout and brain fog
- Use team retros to regularly discuss how hybrid/remote work is going, especially after the implementation of a new structure or policy
Which of these resonates most with you?
To learn more about conducting retrospectives with your hybrid team, check out this summary.
For more tips, best practices, and culture building tools, join our course Leading Hybrid Teams. A cohort based learning experience running October 11- November 18, this course consists of 5 self-paced modules and 3 live cohort sessions, 12-15 hours of content total over 5 weeks, and is immediately applicable.