The Future of Hybrid Work in Raleigh, NC
Like Charlotte, Wilmington, and other North Carolina cities, Raleigh has been growing rapidly for decades. The Triangle has welcomed tens of thousands of new residents each year since before the turn of the new century. There is a lot to love about the capital city:
- Wake County has some of the best public and private schools in the country.
- The region is home to several leading universities such as UNC-Chapel Hill, Shaw University, Duke University, NC State University, and Meredith College.
- Residents have access to a wide variety of outdoor activities, with hundreds of miles of greenways and waterways.
- There are several unique shopping centers and world-class food culture.
- There is a commitment from area leadership to continue building beautiful parks and amenities.
Raleigh is a culturally diverse city with a plethora of world-class restaurants and high-end shopping. Wake and Durham counties have more must-see attractions than you could ever see in a lifetime. The Triangle has a spirit of creativity and collaboration thanks to RTP's presence. This has never been more evident than in the last 12 months or so.
To keep serving their clients, businesses have been forced to modify their processes on the go.
Many companies made major, quick adjustments that will forever impact the way they do business. Whether or not you planned to enter the new future of hybrid and virtual work, you are likely there now. As leaders, it will be vital you support your hybrid and virtual teams, if you want to position your organization to thrive in the future.
How to Support Your Virtual and Hybrid Teams
- Know What It Means Specifically for Your Organization: What are virtual teams? What are hybrid teams? You must define how that looks for your organization.
- Make Sure Your Teams Have Equity: If some team members feel like they are left out due to not being in the office, the perceived inequity will stifle creativity and collaboration.
- Establish Effective Communication Strategies: Your people may struggle to keep up with day-to-day conversations if you're not in the same room. Use tools like Slack and Trello to make sure people are on the same page.
- Make Sure Team Members Have the Tools They Need: Many businesses didn't have time to strategize and prepare employees for working from home. If your company's future plans include hybrid and virtual work, make sure your teams have access to all of the tools they'll need to succeed from home.
- Get Help with a Team Assimilation: Holding a team assimilation aids in obtaining an objective, unfiltered, unbiased perspective form your team. This can help understand and solve the pain points for your team, so that your hybrid and virtual teams are working together smoothly.
- Convey clear, Fair Expectations for Your Teams: Expectations should be clearly communicated as well as fair and equitable for your team. Clear expectations help team members reach their goals and exceed expectations together.
- Use Hybrid and Virtual Teams as an Incentive to Join Your Organization: We have transitioned to a new reality where people do not have to live where they work. If your company wants to thrive in the future, if at all possible, consider establishing flexibility in where and when teams perform the duties of their jobs.
TEAMES & CO Helps Organizations Transition and Grow
TEAMES & CO has devoted a considerable time aiding businesses and organizations around the country in navigating the new normal of hybrid teams. TEAMES & CO is a full-service firm that helps teams with all aspect of their project, from planning to implementation. Contact us to begin making strides toward preparing your organization to thrive in Raleigh, NC.