As the vaccination rate increases in the United States and the COVID-19 pandemic appears to be loosening its grip, there is much talk what a "return to work" will look like for companies. The most popular option for such a return is "hybrid work."

"A hybrid work model is not a temporary fix," says Stacey Richey, vice president of Corvus Insurance, "but instead a new course for how businesses will operate in our new normal." Indeed, according to a recent McKinsey survey, nine out of ten companies are planning to make the shift to a hybrid environment. However, a majority of the companies surveyed don't have a detailed plan in place for such a shift, and nearly a third say their organizations' top teams lack alignment on vision for the shift.

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Richard Binder

Richard Binder, based in New York, is part of the social media team at ALM. He is also a 2014 recipient of the ASPBE Award for Excellence in the Humorous/Fun Department.