The founder of Cogito offers simple ways employees can tactfully manage up for the future of work, ultimately evoking empathy and connection. #
BY JOSHUA FEAST3 MINUTE READ
The shift to remote work significantly disrupted work as we knew it. But through the disruption, we found it’s more than possible to keep the engines of a business humming without being in-person full time. What’s missing for many though, is the supportive culture that in-person offices provide. From the Monday morning coffee chats to discussing the weekend’s activities, to collaborative and energetic in-person meetings, remote work leaves much to be desired in terms of connection.
Enter hybrid work environments, which combine remote work with time in the office. Hybrid is becoming the primary mode of work for many organizations, giving employees the chance to define where they work and when.
As leaders everywhere face a massive decision on what the return-to-office will look like, employees have the chance to help shape this next phase of work, voicing their opinions and participating in the conversations defining the future of work.
Here are three simple ways you as an employee can tactfully manage up for the future of work, ultimately evoking empathy and connection which are the fundamental ingredients to a successful workplace that many are still missing today.