Tips and best practices for hybrid work: Opinion

December 1, 2021
As the hybrid-work semester wraps up, Lindsay Ellis offers tips and best practices for hybrid-style work in the future. Ellis says that trust is vital in hybrid work, and that leaders should gauge productivity by the work done, keep in-person interactions to the ones that add value, and resist the urge to take power from others instead of empowering them. The author recommends that managers be open to change and prioritize open conversations while being prepared to change tactics as needed. Ellis says that off- and on-campus time should be maximized, with employees communicating about what work they are doing outside the office if supervisors are hesitant to allow them to work from home. Finally, Ellis says that campus leaders should not simply try to go back to “normal,” as online meetings have been proven to work. The Chronicle of Higher Ed (Editorial)