hybrid-work
  • Lucille Joffre - Officely Community Manager

    Lucille Joffre - Officely Community Manager

    09/29/2022, 2:48 PM
    Hey everyone, hope you're having a great Thursday! Thought that you might find this blog here helpful in encouraging employees back into the office, we have some tips and tricks that you could use! 🤩 Do you have anything to add to the list? Would be great to hear your own tips that help you boost attendance!
  • Valerie Koorn

    Valerie Koorn

    10/06/2022, 3:35 PM
    Hey everyone, I was wondering if you guys are offering the option to make use of a car sharing company on the companies behalf? And what policy do you have for this?
  • Lucille Joffre - Officely Community Manager

    Lucille Joffre - Officely Community Manager

    10/12/2022, 9:23 AM
    Hey everyone 👋 Happy Hump Day! We have a new blog about hybrid work, feel free to read it here. What’s your favourite thing about hybrid work? Personally I feel more in control of finding a good work-life balance, I wouldn’t want it any other way! Let’s discuss 🤗
  • Katya Chamochumbi

    Katya Chamochumbi

    10/13/2022, 7:24 AM
    Definitely balance about work-life and the time saving in commuting 🙌.
  • m

    max

    10/13/2022, 7:50 AM
    Being able to spend more time at home with my daughter is definitely my highlight!
  • Alice Dodd

    Alice Dodd

    10/13/2022, 2:07 PM
    I find I'm not 100% consistent in where I work best, sometimes it's in the office and sometimes it's at home! So being able to choose where I work makes a huge difference to my productivity (and balances out with work/life too) ☺️
  • Dan Coleman

    Dan Coleman

    10/13/2022, 2:21 PM
    I love that head-down work can be performed away from colleagues (who can be distractions) but for team brainstorming and general camaraderie, the office is there as an option for us.
  • Sarah (she/her) - Moves

    Sarah (she/her) - Moves

    10/13/2022, 4:00 PM
    I love going into the office but I definitely get less done when I am in. We have the option for people to do whatever they want and I choose to come in twice a week.
  • Lucille Joffre - Officely Community Manager

    Lucille Joffre - Officely Community Manager

    10/18/2022, 10:36 AM
    Hey everyone 👋 How’s your day going? As you may have noticed I’ve recently joined to help build this community and I wanted to share my vision of what I hope it will become. We want Hybrid Heroes to be the place you come to learn and share tips and tricks about how to make hybrid work, work. We’ve all been thrown into this huge change in how our companies fundamentally operate. We’re expected to know how to encourage office attendance, create a vibrant hybrid culture and make everyone feel included, even if they are working from home. In reality, we are all learning how to operate this system as we go. We want to be here to help you connect with other people facing the same challenges and help each other overcome them 🚀 As part of this vision, moving forward, we will be introducing: • Tips and tricks on Hybrid Working • Local channels for helpful Office Management tips • Discussions on employee wellbeing and office best practices • A mentoring program for those who recently started a position in Office Management (please let me know if you’d like to be a mentee or mentor) • Anonymous questions (privately DM me with all those questions you don’t want to ask publicly and I will post them on your behalf) • Officely feature demos, to give you an even better Officely experience But ultimately this community is for you, so if you have any other ideas, feel free to let me know 🤗
  • Lucille Joffre - Officely Community Manager

    Lucille Joffre - Officely Community Manager

    10/19/2022, 2:27 PM
    Hi everyone 👋 New blog post alert! It’s a list of tools we believe are essential to make the most of the hybrid work model. Communication tools, project management tools, hybrid office scheduling tools… What is a tool you can no longer imagine working without? (No pressure to reply with Officely 👀)
  • Kari Winfield

    Kari Winfield

    10/19/2022, 4:42 PM
    My team uses Loom a lot. With Loom, you can record your camera, microphone, and desktop simultaneously, making tutorials super easy.
  • Lucille Joffre - Officely Community Manager

    Lucille Joffre - Officely Community Manager

    10/20/2022, 4:20 PM
    Happy Thursday everyone I hope you’re well! We have a new blog post on a subject we are really passionate about: the four day work week 🤩 If you’ve been thinking about trying out a four day work week, here is our feedback, 10 months on. Among many benefits, we’ve seen an increase in productivity, creativity and general happiness across the business. What are your thoughts on the four day work week? If anyone would like to talk about how to implement it, I’d be happy to share more 🤗
  • Leah Fassett

    Leah Fassett

    10/20/2022, 7:02 PM
    Hi there! I am wondering if there will ever be an option to change the icon of an office. To capture "working remotely" we have added a "working remotely office" and people join there - but because the icon is automatically a building, it's a bit misleading
  • Leah Fassett

    Leah Fassett

    10/20/2022, 7:02 PM
    Any advice is welcome, thanks!
  • Lucille Joffre - Officely Community Manager

    Lucille Joffre - Officely Community Manager

    10/25/2022, 1:19 PM
    Hey everyone! I came across this article about desk-bombing this morning while scrolling on LinkedIn. In our office we came up with a system: “If I have headphones on, Slack me first” - We’re testing it out and we’ll keep you posted! What are your thoughts on the subject of desk bombers?
  • Lucille Joffre - Officely Community Manager

    Lucille Joffre - Officely Community Manager

    10/27/2022, 4:40 PM
    Hey everyone! We’re launching “Pet Show Thursdays”, a weekly dedicated thread where you can show off your cute companion(s). Whether you’re in the office or at home, you can reply to this thread with a picture of your furry colleague 😻:
  • Lucille Joffre - Officely Community Manager

    Lucille Joffre - Officely Community Manager

    10/31/2022, 2:45 PM
    Happy Halloween everyone 🎃 Have you planned any spooky activities for your colleagues today? Transforming the office into a giant spider web? Or hosting a virtual Halloween party for those working from home? Here’s an article you might find useful if you are doing last minute Halloween celebration 👻
  • Lucille Joffre - Officely Community Manager

    Lucille Joffre - Officely Community Manager

    11/01/2022, 4:20 PM
    Hi all! I am looking for some tips on how to make remote employees feel included 🤗 If you have teammates working mostly remotely I would be super interested to know about your experience on the matter and what you do to include them, here is what I found so far: • Scheduling regular informal team meetings, so it’s not always all work no play. • Making sure your remote teammates have a dedicated workspace at home, providing them with a home office setup, and checking with them if it needs to be revamped after a while. • Checking on your teammates to make sure they unplug from work, you can plan a coffee break call, or make sure to tell them to log off when the working day is over Have any of you found the above useful, or is there anything else you do?
  • Lucille Joffre - Officely Community Manager

    Lucille Joffre - Officely Community Manager

    11/02/2022, 1:28 PM
    Hey everyone! Happy Hump Day! The Hybrid Heroes community is a place to connect with one another and learn from each other 🤝 For this reason, I am launching the Officely Connect Program! Who is this program for? • Anyone looking for advice regarding office best practices, hybrid working and employee wellbeing • Anyone who would like to share their wisdom and support others Let’s help each other out, if you would like to take part, please DM me and I will introduce you!
  • Lucille Joffre - Officely Community Manager

    Lucille Joffre - Officely Community Manager

    11/08/2022, 3:17 PM
    Hey everyone! I hope you had a good start of the week 🤗 We have a new blog article about the importance of building an Internal Communications Strategy. Did you know over 63% of employees cite poor communication as a reason for quitting their place of work? So, how do you make everyone feel included and have access to information when your team is divided between home and the office? Here are some helpful tips to build an effective Internal Comms Strategy: • Define the goal for your strategy • Find tools that work for you • Make decisions based on who is in the office and when • Beware of micro-managing • Be open to feedback
  • Lucille Joffre - Officely Community Manager

    Lucille Joffre - Officely Community Manager

    11/09/2022, 4:13 PM
    Hi everyone, I hope your day is going well! I came across this webinar happening on 23/11 and I thought it would be worth sharing here! Here are the areas that will be covered during this event: • The key pillars that make people feel successful • Eight behaviours and principles that are essential to nurturing people success • Tactics for incorporating these insights into your people strategy
  • Lucille Joffre - Officely Community Manager

    Lucille Joffre - Officely Community Manager

    11/15/2022, 4:02 PM
    Hi everyone and Happy Tuesday! 👋 I wanted to share with you this helpful article with tips on how to build a positive company culture when working hybrid or remotely. Here are some of the tips in this article that I find interesting: • Define the culture and communicate it. • Make sure everyone understands they are an important part of the company as a whole. • Create a thorough onboarding process for new joiners to make everyone feel included. • Prioritize wellness, ask everyone regularly how they are doing and if there is anything they need help with. Is there something you would add to the list that your company has successfully implemented?
  • Lucille Joffre - Officely Community Manager

    Lucille Joffre - Officely Community Manager

    11/16/2022, 3:23 PM
    Hi everybody, Happy Hump Day! Today is International Day for Tolerance, it’s a day to celebrate open-mindedness and listening. This is a great opportunity for us to think back and recall the last time we had a different perspective from one of our colleagues 🤗 One of Officely’s key values is to be people-first. How do you uphold tolerance and empathy in your workplace?
  • Lucille Joffre - Officely Community Manager

    Lucille Joffre - Officely Community Manager

    11/18/2022, 1:47 PM
    Hey everyone, Happy Friday! To keep in the festive spirits, I wanted to share some ideas for your office’s Christmas party 🎉 I am in charge of our party and I made the mistake of watching Office Christmas Party, which has given me lots and lots of bad ideas… Luckily, I also did some research and found this interesting article on how to organise an Office Christmas Party, I hope it can help you too!
  • Lucille Joffre - Officely Community Manager

    Lucille Joffre - Officely Community Manager

    11/22/2022, 3:00 PM
    Hey everyone, I hope you’re having a great day! Ahead of the holidays, many of us hybrid workers will be going away during the Christmas period, perhaps to places with different time zones which is why I wanted to share this article on best practices for working across time zones 🤗
  • Melanie Munroe

    Melanie Munroe

    11/23/2022, 2:02 PM
    We’ve been doing virtual summer and holidays parties since Covid and our main challenge has been coming up with new virtual ideas that are engaging, that work for everyone, and is flexible for folks in different time zones. To solve this issue, for our virtual holiday party this year, we decided to celebrate over a three week period. Week 1 our employees have two events to choose from (an online Mixology class or a Thai cooking class). Week 2 is focused on Health & Fun and people can choose one event (Learning how to stretch at your desk or a tote bag painting class) and Week 3 is all about celebrating all our hard work over the last year with multiple events taking place (virtual team lunches, a company wide trivia event, and a final cheers and celebration message from our Leadership team). So for us, having multiple events for employees to choose from will allow more people to attend at least one of them. It also let us come up with multiple virtual ideas, rather than stressing over finding one that works for everyone.
  • Lucille Joffre - Officely Community Manager

    Lucille Joffre - Officely Community Manager

    12/01/2022, 2:26 PM
    If yes, what have you planned so far? 🤩🎄
  • Lucille Joffre - Officely Community Manager

    Lucille Joffre - Officely Community Manager

    12/05/2022, 4:10 PM
    Here’s an article listing great office playlists you can find on Spotify 🎉 🎶 Do you have a preferred playlist or did you make your own? You can share them here!
  • Lucille Joffre - Officely Community Manager

    Lucille Joffre - Officely Community Manager

    12/06/2022, 3:52 PM
    Hey everyone, I hope you are having a great start of your week! Finding presents for Secret Santa can be tricky, so here is an article with a few examples of gifts for co-workers that everyone will love 🎅❤️ Always remember, it’s the thought that counts! 🙏