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  • Dermot Dennehy

What are the top 10 consequences if a line manager lacks the skills to manage a hybrid team

Updated: Jan 19, 2023





WHO wants to get out of bed on a cold wet Monday morning for this?


Working for a manager who does not have the skills to manage a hybrid team can be a frustrating and demotivating experience. Remote employees may feel disconnected from the rest of the team and unsupported by their manager. Communication may be poor and remote employees may struggle to get the information they need to complete their work. Trust may be low, which can lead to a lack of collaboration and poor quality of work. The manager may struggle to keep remote employees engaged and motivated, leading to a lack of productivity.

Employee performance may not be managed effectively, and conflicts may not be resolved in a timely manner. Overall, working for a manager who lacks the skills to manage a hybrid team can lead to negative work experience and a lack of job satisfaction.



  1. Difficulty in understanding and addressing the unique challenges of a hybrid workforce: A line manager who lacks knowledge and understanding of the unique challenges of managing a hybrid workforce may struggle to develop effective strategies and solutions.

  2. Low productivity: A line manager who lacks the skills to manage a hybrid team may struggle to keep remote employees engaged and productive.

  3. High turnover: Employees who don't feel supported or valued by their line manager may be more likely to seek employment elsewhere.

  4. Poor communication: A line manager who lacks the skills to communicate effectively with remote employees may struggle to keep them informed and connected to the team.

  5. Lack of trust: If a line manager struggles to build trust with remote employees, they may be less likely to share information or collaborate effectively.

  6. Decreased employee engagement: A line manager who lacks the skills to manage employee engagement may struggle to keep remote employees motivated and engaged.

  7. Difficulty in resolving conflicts: A line manager who lacks the skills to manage conflicts may struggle to resolve issues that arise in a hybrid team.

  8. Difficulty in managing employee performance: A line manager who lacks the skills to set goals and provide feedback may struggle to manage employee performance effectively.

  9. Difficulty in fostering a positive work culture: A line manager who lacks the skills to manage employee morale may struggle to create a positive and inclusive work culture.

  10. Difficulty in maintaining the technology infrastructure: A line manager who lacks technical skills may struggle to manage and maintain the technology infrastructure required for remote work.

We offer guest slots for line managers in our soft skills training sessions. Feel free to book one or even a few more of your line managers for a session. You may as well, it's free!




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