After some significant recent battles over office use — yes, we will go back; no, we won’t; oh, yes, we will; and so on — the Conference Board had an interesting recent view on the topic of the hybrid office. Many business leaders don’t have the skills to manage a hybrid workforce and will end up falling behind.

“The pandemic has permanently changed not just how work gets done, but where it gets done,” the organization wrote. “Ways of working now run the gamut from fully remote to fully on site, with a plethora of hybrid arrangements in between. However, with this newfound flexibility also comes unique challenges — especially for leaders — as they seek to continue managing their teams effectively.”

According to the group, there are a number of practices that executives need to regularly undertake:

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