How can we build equity in hybrid communities?
As companies increasingly turn to hybrid work, how can they ensure that every employee—regardless of their physical location—has an equal seat at the table? While employees certainly benefit from the flexibility of hybrid work, which can offer the comfort and focus of working from home as well as the camaraderie and culture of working from an office, combining remote and in-office work brings a new set of organizational dynamics that can impede diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. With hybrid work, organizational bias can show up as preferential treatment given to in-office vs. remote employees, such as promotions and pay increases. Strategies to address these biases will be critical for creating an inclusive, supportive hybrid work culture for everyone, regardless of location.