Posted: March 26, 2024
Author: burlesandco

March Book Recommendation: The Successful Hybrid Team by Perrine Farque

The Successful Hybrid Team: What the Best Hybrid Teams Know About Culture that Others Don’t (But Wish They Did) explores how the modern workplace is changing due to the rise of hybrid working. 

Farque presents a four-pillar framework for hiring, leading, and retaining a high-performing team in a hybrid world. 

It aims to teach readers how to: 

  • Create a unified leadership team in a hybrid workplace. 
  • Communicate effectively through digital channels.
  • Bridge cultural gaps and unify cross-cultural remote teams. 

Farque’s latest work is invaluable for business executives, managers, and other leaders dealing with the new reality of hybrid and remote work. Focusing on communication and team dynamics, Perrine Farque guides readers on navigating the complexities of managing remote and in-person employees. 

Leading or being part of a hybrid team isn’t easy, and it takes work from everyone involved. This book is excellent for uncovering hidden nuggets of wisdom to help you lead your hybrid team towards inclusion, cohesion and productivity. 

The main takeaway from The Successful Hybrid is not to underestimate the importance of workplace culture! Understanding workers’ needs and fostering a positive work environment is vital for the success of hybrid teams. 

Leading effectively in a hybrid work setup means balancing flexibility with the need for control, morale, and solid relationships. Creating a vibrant workplace culture without a fixed office is a challenge, but get it right, and you’ll be well on your way to success. 

Striking the right balance is crucial to creating a workplace culture that transcends physical boundaries and focuses instead on shared values and goals. Successful business leadership is about ensuring everyone is on the same page, ready to work together, and willing to put in the effort to drive the business forward as a unified team. 

With remote work becoming the new norm, thriving in this model demonstrates true organisational strength and leadership skills.  

We’ve got lots of experience with hybrid working, so if you’re looking for advice on managing hybrid teams, get in touch. We’re here to share our insights and wisdom, and we’d be delighted to chat with you.