Over the last two years, most businesses have moved from a fully on-site office to a remote setup. Some are now leaning towards a hybrid model-i.e., partially remote and partially on-site at any given working day.
The key challenge in such an environment is to create a sense of belongingness and inclusivity. For instance, if you are a new employee who joined an organization that was fully on-site pre-COVID, you might notice a deeper level of bonding between the people who moved from office to remote environment compared to the relationship equations you might establish being a remote-first employee.
The HRs and senior executives encounter many challenges in creating and sustaining a sense of real community or a homogeneous cultural experience. Obviously, there's no easy solution to it.
Regardless of the future of work we are heading toward, the modern remote and hybrid workplace should have proper policies and processes around diversity and inclusivity to ensure a healthy working environment.