Nine out of 10 companies plan to move to some form of a hybrid-working model, according to a McKinsey survey, but most don’t have a detailed plan yet on what it will look like or how they’ll ensure fair treatment of remote workers. To help workers and job seekers understand whether or not a company will have a healthy hybrid work culture and environment, FlexJobs identified 10 red flags that could signal a hybrid company will become a toxic place to grow a career:
- There is no real plan for creating a functioning hybrid workforce within the company.
- There are no senior leaders who work remotely.
- Digital communication tools have not been prioritized.
- Celebration, praise, and rewards only happen in the office.
- Your manager doesn’t have a solid communication plan for remote team members.
- Team- or company-wide meetings are scheduled at odd hours.
- Information isn’t accessible.
- There are few or no career paths for remote employees.
- Employees are told they need to use paid time off (PTO) or take a pay cut to work remotely.
- Remote workers aren’t given the appropriate equipment.
It’s important to note that a toxic workplace may not have all 10 of these red flags. And if a company has one of these red flags, that’s not necessarily proof of a toxic workplace, but rather an indication that the transition to hybrid is still bumpy. For more information, visit: https://www.flexjobs.com/blog/post/red-flags-toxic-hybrid-workplace/