Managers — along with the rest of the business world — found themselves in uncharted waters when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. The challenges of managing the needs of a large and diverse office were made only more difficult by the fact that virtually no one was in the same place. Even though many employees adapted to remote working with no trouble, others struggled to cope with the new reality. HR representatives had to deal with a new set of issues as their jobs shifted from dealing with their traditional duties to keeping the virtual office together.
Now that restrictions are being relaxed, however, business owners and management are faced with the new challenge of dealing with a hybrid structure. This means some employees are in the office while others continue to work from home. What follows are some tips HR professionals and managers can use to help maintain a harmonious workplace even though it may spread outside the confines of the traditional office.