A lot of companies today are making the most of hybrid working environments.
A hybrid workforce is a group of employees that can either work from home or they can work in the office. It is a very fluid working environment, and this is something that we are seeing businesses become increasingly open to, as there are many benefits for both the employer and the employee.
However, this does not mean that hybrid work environments are without their challenges. You need to work hard to make sure that your team is able to communicate effectively, no matter where they are based. One of the ways you can do this and make sure that everyone is on the same page is by setting goals effectively, which is something we are going to take a look at in this blog post.
Focus on outcomes rather than tasks
“We found that the best way to foster collaboration in hybrid teams is to focus on outcomes instead of tasks. We’ve implemented this recently, and it was a life-changing method for us. This means setting a clear end goal for your team but giving them the freedom to determine how they get there. They will be responsible for their own goal, with enough freedom to feel realized when they well design the path of success”, says Rob Colville, Founder, and CEO of The Lazy Trader
Create interdependent goals
It is also important to define what success looks like for your hybrid team, both at an individual level and at a team level. For hybrid and remote teams, understanding how they make up part of the bigger picture can often be quite the challenge. This is something that you are going to need to address. Set aside some time to discuss both team goals and individual goals, so that your workers can understand how their efforts play a key role in the bigger goals that are at play.
Give your workers autonomy when it comes to their goals
Autonomy means having control over how, what, and when we work. Having freedom is important because it is highly motivating. After all, we all work in different ways, so it makes sense to let your employees choose how to work, as they’re going to be able to go for a method that they know brings out the very best in them.
Make sure your expectations are clear
Last but not least, no matter what approach you take when it comes to setting goals and objectives, you need to make sure you are clear in terms of what you want from your workers. A lot of businesses make the mistake of confusing people with complex jargon and definitions that are open to interpretation. Instead, set clear goals!
So there you have it: some of the different steps that you can take when it comes to goal setting in a hybrid work environment. We hope that the tips and suggestions that we have provided above will help you to ensure success for your hybrid team.