Excellence at Work 196 – Seizing the Opportunities of Uncertainty: 5 Strategies for Success in a Hybrid Work Environment

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Excellence at Work 196 – Seizing the Opportunities of Uncertainty: 5 Strategies for Success in a Hybrid Work Environment

Guest: Chris Olson, Director of Corporate Strategy and Partnerships, Class 

Our discussion is a follow-up to the webinar: Seizing the Opportunities of Uncertainty: 5 Strategies for Success in a Hybrid Work Environment.

Topics include: 

  • What are the advantages to hybrid or remote work — culturally and operationally? 
  • What are the key roles leaders/managers play in hybrid/remote work?
  • What does effective communication look like?
  • What are the new technological enhancements that help make workers feel more connected?
  • What should learning look like in 2022?
  • Advantages to hybrid work 
  • Addressing the resistance to hybrid work 
  • Managing change management
  • Manager involvement and dealing with HR policies around manager involvement 
  • Where can people learn more about Class and its tools?
  • Insights from Chris’ journey
  • And more! 

To read the Executive Interview from the podcast with Chris Olson, download the pdf here: https://go.brandonhall.com/Class_EI_196.

Chris Olson is a corporate learning & development consultant at Class. He brings 20+ years of organizational effectiveness experience. Primarily operating in the finance industry, Chris oversaw learning and development, performance, employee experience, and engagement. He has led 10 national bank merger and acquisition change management initiatives. By leveraging technology that focused on experience and modern learning practices, he delivered skills and talent when organizations needed it most. Before joining Class, Chris was also supporting one of the top HR research and consulting firms, RedThread Research. 

Class is a synchronous online learning platform that adds teaching and learning tools to Zoom. Founded by education software pioneer Michael Chasen and backed by prominent Zoom board members, Salesforce Ventures, and Super Bowl champion Tom Brady. Class improves learner engagement and reduces the friction associated with using disparate tools to teach and train online. Class replicates the best of in-person learning and enables employee onboarding, leadership development, sales enablement, and other training to be easily delivered virtually. Chasen co-founded and led Blackboard, the world’s largest LMS provider with more than 16,000 clients across 90 countries reaching 100 million users. Class Technologies Inc. is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with staff around the world. 

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