Advancing Kansas Associations Through
Collaboration, Education, Information and Advocacy.
The Kansas Society of Association Executives
What You Will Learn
When it comes to the future of the workplace, we know many organizations are converting to a hybrid model. On the surface, it looks like the best of both worlds: everyone feels supported through the ‘flexible’ work environment, the organization’s fundamental culture is preserved, and working from home maintains individuals’ productivity. However, a hybrid work model can pose some serious pitfalls if not planned for correctly: more effort is needed to schedule time for collaboration, additional training and support may be required for new processes, and structures, policies, and expectations need to be in place for all employees.
In this session, you will learn a framework for creating the decisions and policies required for a successful hybrid workplace. We will explore how organizations are putting this framework into practice and share insights for developing a model that incorporates your association’s mission and values and maximizes the value you add to both members and employees.
Maria Meschi is a lead project strategist at DORIS Research, a workplace research firm grounded in people-centered design practices. She works with organizations in a wide range of industries, from corporate businesses to manufacturing to higher education, to co-create actionable solutions grounded in people’s lived experiences. Maria is also a versatile speaker, improviser, and actor who has been performing for over 25 years.