Posted-on April 2021 By Amy Bates
Although operating in a "hybrid" environment, three out of ten workers (29%) do not receive training to support their professional growth.
Lane4's study of over 1000 British workers, conducted in partnership with YouGov, revealed how businesses can better help their workers as some return to on-site jobs while others continue to work remotely.
The study revealed that 47% either didn’t receive training at all, or felt like the training they received wasn’t useful for hybrid working. This is something many employers will need to address in the coming weeks as many businesses transition to a hybrid working model.
When asked what skills their managers required in a hybrid setting, 65 percent said communication. This is especially true for those under the age of 35, with 78 percent deeming communication to be the most valuable skill a manager can possess when dealing with the pandemic.
Many people have been working remotely for just over a year, and while it has posed difficulties for all to perform at their best, it has been felt most profoundly by Managers.
Managers have had to take on a broader duty since the pandemic began, from increased attention and support to a greater role in promoting company culture. In certain cases, managers have been asked to take on roles for which they may or may not have undergone training.
Employees aged 18 to 35 generally valued all managerial skills less in a hybrid world, when compared to what they look for in their current working environment, but over 55s rated hybrid team management and leading through change as the skills that will be more important for managers in the future.
As the UK transitions from a primarily remote workforce to a hybrid workforce, it is critical that businesses adapt.