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Understanding the Barriers to Hybrid

Learn about the barriers that hinder your organization’s progress toward a hybrid workplace.

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80% of hybrid challenges are not related to spaces or technology

The challenges are below the surface

Discover how the challenges to hybrid collaboration are more than your workspaces and technology tools.

Overcoming Barriers to Hybrid Collaboration

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In this workshop, we will explore barriers to hybrid collaboration and go deeper to explore how our social interactions and organizational paradigms shape hybrid work.

Discover the 4-Pillars to hybrid collaboration


Spaces are diverse, spanning physical and virtual realms. Remote workspaces, including homes, coffee shops, and even on-the-go locations, offer flexibility and adaptability. Within offices, varied zones cater to specific needs, from focused personal workstations to collaborative meeting rooms and expansive gathering spaces. These spaces empower individuals to choose environments that enhance productivity and creativity.

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How can workspaces adapt for optimal productivity in remote and in-office settings?

What designs foster collaboration in diverse spaces, from home offices to large meeting rooms?

How do different workspaces impact employee well-being and job satisfaction?

What role do workspaces play in flexible work patterns and preferences?


Technology is the linchpin connecting individuals in different workspaces. It encompasses video conferencing, audio solutions, collaboration apps, and meeting booking tools. These tools bridge geographical gaps, enabling face-to-face meetings and real-time collaboration. Instant messaging platforms, email communication, and project management software facilitate seamless connectivity and information exchange. Technology plays a crucial role in fostering efficient communication and collaboration, bridging the divide between remote and in-office workspaces.

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Which technologies best bridge the gap between remote and in-office work for seamless communication?

How can businesses maintain consistent communication across various platforms and devices?

What emerging tech trends are shaping the future of workspaces and collaboration tools?

In what ways can technology enhance virtual team-building activities and engagement?

Social Interactions

Social interactions are ‘the various ways in which individuals in the workplace engage and communicate with one another on professional and personal levels. These interactions can take place both formally and informally, and they encompass a wide range of activities, from casual conversations during breaks to collaborative teamwork, meetings, networking events and team-building activities’.

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How are you building strong relationships within hybrid teams?

How are you fostering a sense of belonging and psychological safety?

What meeting practices are you adopting to foster inclusive and effective collaboration?

How are you building strong relationships within hybrid teams?

Organisational Paradigms

Organisational paradigms are ‘the fundamental beliefs, assumptions and mental models that shape the structure, culture and overall approach to conducting the business of the organisation. These paradigms are the underlying framework or perspectives that influence decision making processes, organisational behaviour, and the way work is performed within the company’.

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How are your teams organized and structured?

What are the core values and culture of your organization?

What is the leadership style of your organization?

How are big company decisions made?

Discover strategies that can unlock the barriers to hybrid collaboration

In today's ever-evolving work landscape, creating a seamless hybrid workplace experience is essential for fostering productivity, collaboration, and employee satisfaction. However, identifying and overcoming the challenges inherent in spaces, technology, organizational paradigms, and social interactions can be complex.

We can help!
  • Understanding Organizational Challenges

    Recognize that each company is unique, facing its own set of challenges in adapting to hybrid work models. Whether it's integrating the right technologies or enhancing social interactions, identifying these barriers is the first step toward finding effective solutions.

  • Uncovering Real Human-Centered Barriers

    By conducting thorough assessments and engaging with your teams, you can uncover the real challenges faced by your people. Focus on understanding the nuances of your organization and breaking down the silos that exist between various departments and their unique goals.

  • Tailoring Strategies for Your Unique Needs

    These strategies are designed to address the challenges at their core, ensuring a human-centered approach that resonates with your employees' needs and preferences. Whether it involves reshaping organizational culture or fostering meaningful social connections.

Human-Centered Design

Create a path forward with our award winning consulting process

Our process allows us to design solutions for your organization by not only considering your technology needs and challenges, but also the critical workspaces and human elements that contribute to the user experience. This approach offers us the flexibility to think outside the box, dig deeper into problem-solving, and ultimately unlock the most value for your workplace transformation.


ET Group was recognized for transforming our ways of working

Evolving your organizations ways of working to be more empowering, inclusive and ultimately life-giving is possible. We’ve done it, and through our expert learning experiences, we hope to ‘pay it forward’ and help others too.

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