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Hybrid Working Essential Insights

Prepare for flexible working demands by understanding the physical considerations, culture shifts and benefits of effective hybrid working.


60-90 minutes

Online self-directed

Essential Insights

Free for CIPD members and Core Learning Subscribers.

The significant interest in more flexible forms of working means that employers need to prepare for an increased demand in hybrid working. However, a hybrid offering must be carefully scoped and managed to ensure it is effective for the organisation as well as individuals.

Whilst the topic of flexible working is fundamental to all people practitioners, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. This course explores the what, why and how of hybrid working and what it means for both organisational culture and the physical workplace. Learners will develop an awareness of the evidence needed to build a business case for transitioning to new ways of working and recognise areas of people management that may need adjusting.

This Essential Insights course has a broad appeal to those in the people profession as well as those working outside it. Developed by author of HR for Hybrid Working, Gary Cookson, it imparts the very latest thinking and real-world examples to demonstrate lessons learned by other organisations.

All CIPD Learning courses will automatically provide you with access to the CIPD Learning Hub, our online learning platform, for 24 months.

The hub will house your course content, as well as useful resources, tools, and a community of professionals that you can tap into to support your learning and continual development.

CIPD Members

You already have access to the features and benefits of the Core Learning Subscription, which includes this course, as part of your membership, access it here.


The purpose of this course is to:

  • define hybrid working and provide a variety of examples of what it can be
  • explain how hybrid working could help your organisation
  • recognise some of the areas of people management that need adjusting for hybrid working
  • explain some of the main physical and cultural considerations in implementing hybrid working.

Is this course right for me?

This Essential Insights course provides a top-level introduction for anyone with an interest in the concept or applicability of hybrid working. Those in the people profession, as well as those in other roles and sectors, will be able to transfer their learning immediately, supporting change management programmes or contributing to stakeholder discussions.

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