How is hybrid working impacting communication and the quality of relationships at work?
The abrupt shift to remote working has put pressure on leaders and staff across various sectors and settings. However, our need for connection remains strong and the skills for creating effective relationships are becoming even more valuable to organizations. As such, we are researching how the Covid 19 pandemic, and the associated move to remote working and limited social contact, has impacted how we communicate and connect at work. What have been the challenges? what have been the highlights? how have people adapted?
This research (in which you can take part here) follows the publication of the book ‘Connect – Resolve conflict, improve communication and strengthen relationships’ (Lubitsh & Lubitsh-White, 2020). Since 'Connect' was written, a global pandemic has dramatically affected our connections inside and outside of our workplaces. So where are we at now?