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Splitting work time between home and office—the hybrid model— is becoming more common; one result of this has been the development and release of software/apps to make virtual communication more manageable and more effective.

Summary

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a global re-think about how we approach work. The resultant hybrid work model is supported by digital advances in communications which can now better support personal preferences that might include working remotely. In addition, global software companies are releasing programs that make virtual communication easier to use. This article makes the following points:
The challenge for ADF leaders is to apply these tools to promote engagement, relate to a common culture, and support wellbeing in an environment where direct, in-person contact might now be much less frequent than before.