Planning for the Future
Returning to the office is a concept that is on many workers minds as we start to look past the pandemic. Some would like a hybrid model; some would like a virtual first workspace. For managers, this presents a challenge in balancing the needs of the organization and the needs of their employees. How does one strategically plan for the present and the long term?
In a discussion with HR.com, our HR lead Dr. Sue Haywood shared her thoughts on strategic planning for the future, highlighting not only the need to address employee concerns, but also to look at what work processes have changed because of the pandemic. The best way forward, Sue shares, is a hybrid model where successful pandemic workflows stay, and those that need more in office support adapt accordingly.
“Leaders will want to consider the use of a model that better recognizes the current business realities. For many, this will be more of an identify, improve, and adjust process” You can read the full article here.
Dr. Sue Haywood is the Business Unit Lead, HR with Business Sherpa Group and an Adjunct Professor at the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University. Sue’s career includes service with the Canadian Forces and HR roles within healthcare, municipal government, Pepsi, and Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. Her experience and knowledge of the HR considerations enable her to provide strategic advice to private and public sectors, unionized and non-unionized workplaces, and large and small organizations. She serves on the HRPA board of directors, volunteers with Great Dane rescue and is the proud mom of a three-year-old son.