As you work towards being digitally mature, you are also likely working on a hybrid work model.
Take this Cisco Hybrid Work Maturity assessment and get your personalized report and recommendations for optimization. One useful aspect of the assessment is that you can identify being part of the non-profit sector, your org size, and the report will give you a sense of where you score related to peers who have taken the assessment.
There is no single hybrid work model that will fit every organization or employee, since certain roles may require in-person collaboration, whereas other roles may thrive with simple and secure remote connectivity. With a firm understanding of where you are in the hybrid work maturity journey, you can develop and invest in a hybrid work model across all dimensions that will help your organization prosper in this fast-evolving age of work.
This Hybrid Work Maturity Model identifies four maturity stages in four dimensions:
Hybrid Work Maturity Dimensions
Technology is important for hybrid work. That’s obvious. What might not be as obvious when thinking about hybrid work is questions about work transformation policies, organizational and people culture, and your office(s) and space where you work (Cisco refers to this as Facilities).
Hybrid work is big. It means organizational change. Culture change. And that is big. This assessment recognizes that and provides you with a model where these dimensions intersect with the Maturity stages.
The bottom line is that you need to not only focus on technology, but policies, people & work culture, and your actual office or work space (if working remotely is part of your hybrid work mix).
Cultural transformation is an equally important component of whether organizations will evolve or remain challenged in deploying hybrid work initiatives. Rather than disassociate the technical focus from policies, culture and facilities, organizations need to integrate efforts and planning across all four dimensions.
Put it all together and you can take the online assessment or work through this table with your organization/teams to identify where you are in the stages.
|Maturity Dimension||HYBRID WORK OBSERVER|
Just getting started
|HYBRID WORK ADOPTER|
Experimenting with deployment
|HYBRID WORK CHAMPION|
Implemented but not pervasive
|HYBRID WORK INNOVATOR|
throughout the organization
|Policy - codifying “rules of the road” and offering clarity|
and consistency on who works where, when and how.
|Remote work is only allowed for designated|
teleworkers; there is no hybrid work policy.
|Hybrid work is limited to role-specific jobs with|
minimal flexibility or
agency for workers.
|Hybrid work is enabled at function or team levels,|
and includes greater
|Hybrid work-first is a company-wide policy|
across all eligible areas.
|People and Work Culture - success|
in attracting and retaining top talent and driving business.
|Traditional office-centric culture|
serves to isolate the
teleworkers designated for remote work.
|Culture is evolving to define engagement|
between on-site and
remote work practices.
|Culture is sustained across on-site and remote work environments with|
only isolated challenges.
|Culture is fully sustained and evolving in a hybrid|
work environment that offers experience parity.
|Technology - secure digital and physical work environments|
that enable access to core resources and co-workers.
|Tools and support to provide secure access to data, applications and other resources are|
|There is no parity among remote and hybrid workers regarding access to collaboration|
capabilities and other key resources.
|IT tools for secure and seamless access to resources and mobility capabilities are well|
supported for hybrid work among most functions.
|Secure, cloud-first and AI-enabled technologies|
support hybrid work and provide digital parity
|Facilities - an office environment that fosters innovation, community and enable digital collaboration.||Workplace is designed for optimal space utilization, with little|
consideration for worker ability to collaborate
|Office transformation is underway to improve|
address needs of remote participants.
|Most offices offer secure, intelligent physical and digital collaboration spaces for all key departments.||Offices across the organization offer secure, intelligent physical and digital collaboration spaces.|
According to Cisco, you can use the results of you assessment in your organization to:
Here is a sample result:
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