Avoiding Hybrid Hell [Half-Day]

As organisations move out of the forced remote work of the pandemic into something new, employees have made it clear that working remotely can be effective and productive, in fact there is research which shows that remote work can be more productive than in-person.  

The challenge now is to find ways to leverage that productivity while also re-engaging in-person to increase collaboration and innovation. Hence the hybrid workplace.  

In this highly interactive and collaborative workshop, you will participate in designing the right structure for your own teams.  

Topics covered in the workshop include:

  • From the field - research and feedback about what works and what doesn't
  • Ways to bring people along on the journey rather than imposing structures on them
  • Making culture visible and tangible 
  • Gaining and maintaining buy-in 
  • Learning and adapting in response to feedback


Shane Hastie

Global Delivery Lead for SoftEd and Lead Editor for Culture & Methods at InfoQ.com

Shane leads the Culture and Methods editorial team for InfoQ.com where he hosts the weekly InfoQ Culture Podcast. He is the Global Delivery Lead for SoftEd.  

Over the last 30+ years Shane has been a practitioner and leader of developers, testers, trainers, project managers and business analysts, helping teams to deliver results that align with overall business objectives. He has worked with large and small organisations, from individual teams to large transformations all around the world. He draws on over 3 decades of practical experience across all levels of Information Technology and software intensive product development. Shane was a director of the Agile Alliance from 2011 to 2016 and was the founding Chair of Agile Alliance New Zealand. Shane is an ICF registered Professional Coach. 

“I firmly believe that humanistic way of working and the agile mindset are desperately needed in organisations all around the globe today. Taking agile values and principles beyond software is important and making sure they are properly embedded is absolutely crucial for success – we’re in an industry that touches every aspect of people’s lives and massively influences society as a whole and I want to be a part of making sure that industry is both ethical and sustainable.”

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Thursday Oct 27 / 01:00PM PDT ( 3 hours )


Seacliff D


Level beginner to intermediate


Hybrid Work



Curiosity and some experience in product definition