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May 31, 2022

There are more and more people working in a hybrid way. What does this mean for how we meet, develop relationships and support learning?

In this week's episode of The Mind Tools L&D Podcast, Gemma T and Owen explore these questions with HR for Hybrid Working author and Director of Epic HR, Gary Cookson.

We discuss:

  • What makes for an effective hybrid meeting
  • Experiences that tend to be better 100% remote / 100% in-person
  • The skills we might need to develop as HR and L&D professionals.


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Gary's book is now available to buy:


In WILTW, Owen talked about research findings on the efficacy of “expert” advice. Here’s the research paper “Tips from the Top: Do the best performers really give the best advice?”

Gary learnt that the word “viking” was once used as a verb: What does the word Viking mean?

Gemma’s bluetooth titbit came from Twitter: Susie Dent: King Harald Bluetooth


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