Control the challenges in hybrid work
In the simulation, the experiences of team members on hybrid work can be discussed openly in a facilitated fashion. What are the hardest parts for different team members? What works well? What hasn’t been talked about?
Recognize the team’s needs and develop practices
The simulation helps the team explore hybrid work practices. The exercise will guide you to discuss both practical and more fundamental issues related to working. At the same time, it promotes an open culture of dialogue. The issues raised in the simulation are based on research.
In the facilitated simulation, the experiences and needs of team members related to hybrid work can be addressed from several perspectives. What is challenging for each team member? What works well? What hasn’t been talked about? Issues and insights that emerge in the simulation help the team develop its operations.
In the simulated story, the team develops their new idea as an internal startup and is allowed to get organized quite freely. The team encounters many practical issues along the way and learns from their experiences and especially from the discussions.
CLAIM 2: RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCHEDULES
For whom clear responsibilities and schedules are important?
CLAIM 3: IMPROVING OPERATIONS
For whom improving the operations is important?
CLAIM 4: DISTINCTION BETWEEN WORK AND LEISURE
For whom is a clear distinction between work and leisure important?
CLAIM 5: WORKING TOGETHER
For whom is working together important?
The simulation variables are based on research (for instance Finnish Institute of Occupational Health and refereed international research papers).
- Bring to the discussion both the team’s common and personal practices related to working
- Raise also more fundamental issues such as trust within the team, handling difficult matters, and the importance of informal chatting. Helps to discuss these particularly in relation hybrid working.
- Highlight individual differences in team members ’experiences and attitudes toward hybrid work. Once we know each other, we can adapt our behavior and better meet the needs of everyone.
- Enable critical and analytical discussion of team practices and their development.
- For teams of 4-16 people who do hybrid work
- The simulation can be played self-facilitated or, alternatively, an external facilitator can be used to guide and deepen the discussion.
- Duration about 2 hours. After the simulation, the team can also have a discussion about their working methods and how to develop them.