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Target Goes Permanently Hybrid

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​Target Corp., the biggest employer in downtown Minneapolis with 8,500 staff members, announced that it will permanently offer a hybrid style of working, where teams and employees decide when to work at home and when to be in the office.

"We really saw this as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reshape the future of work and the experience of work," said Melissa Kremer, Target's chief human resources officer.

We've gathered articles on the news from SHRM Online and other outlets.

Listening to Employees

Target is not setting a minimum requirement for in-office time, based on employee feedback and the desire to attract and retain talent. The retailer modified its downtown offices with "flex floors," which feature desks workers can occupy temporarily amid a range of meeting spaces.

Other large companies in the Twin Cities also no longer expect full-time, in-person work two years after the coronavirus outbreak forced people to work from home, resulting in some happier employees but uncertain prospects for downtown restaurants, shops and other businesses.

(Star Tribune)

What to Consider When Moving to a Hybrid Work Model

Hybrid work models, in which some employees are onsite while others work from home, have become a keystone to corporate reopening plans. But business leaders need a plan to help smooth the transition from completely remote work to a hybrid arrangement.

(SHRM Online)

Employers Launch Hybrid Work Plans, Identify Obstacles

As the coronavirus pandemic eased, organizations began to roll out their plans for returning employees to their worksites. While the details varied, one thing was certain: The future for many white-collar employees is a blend of flexible in-office and remote work.

(SHRM Online)

Hybrid Workplaces Call for Upgraded Tech

Hybrid workplaces come with a host of complex issues around facilities management. Space management technology is essential for a successful hybrid workplace, allowing employers to process real-time data, automate tasks and provide a superior employee experience.

(SHRM Online)

Viewpoint: Hot Desking Is Not Genuine Flexible-Work Model

There are typically two ways to implement a desk-sharing arrangement—hot desking and desk hoteling. Paul Statham, CEO at Condeco, a workspace management and scheduling technology firm, believes employers implementing the hot-desking approach will fail to engage employees returning to the office and unintentionally create a less efficient and less collaborative work experience.

(SHRM Online)


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