In new research, McKinsey is warning that hybrid work is compromising hard-fought DEI progress.
Hybrid potentially creates an unequal playing field and amplifies in-group versus out-group dynamics, which could speed departures and harm performance:
– 75%+ of employees prefer hybrid (up from 47% pre-pandemic)
– Of those who prefer hybrid, 71% (and, especially, younger employees) are likely to look for other opportunities if hybrid is not available where they work now.
McKinsey recommends three inclusion practices to managers to build an inclusive hybrid workplace – work-life support, team building, and mutual respect:
According to McKinsey:
Team-building activities embedded in the organization’s ways of working are essential for building psychological safety and deep connections on teams.
Team events where everyone feels welcome can build bonds in ways that make employees feel close and valued.
McKinsey reminds that for effective team events, details matter: dietary restrictions, comfort with alcohol, event timing, accessibility needs, types of activities, and more.
This idea resonated with us as “deep connection”, “inclusion”, and “attention to details” are foundational design principles of Teamraderie experiences.
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