Charting the challenges of hybrid work
NOVEMBER 👉 EOY deal closing considerations, recent press, open roles, and more.
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The Hybrid Work Pyramid of Needs
By Lotti Siniscalco, Partner at Emergence
As the pandemic has shown us all too clearly, there are significant benefits to working remotely. But for organizations that straddle the line between fully remote and fully in-person teams—what we call “hybrid”—simply adapting existing remote strategies for their needs isn’t enough to maintain company culture and deliver business results.
Instead of trying to blend remote and in-person solutions, hybrid companies will need to develop new ways of thinking about the unique challenges they face. This will include managing their now mostly-vacant corporate real estate, optimizing the in-office experience, using tools and systems that allow employees to marry in-person with virtual collaboration, and ensuring that employees remain engaged even if they don’t spend 100% of their time with each other.
It’s clear that hybrid is here to stay and will likely become the dominant work model for the coming decades. In fact, research from Accenture found that 63% of high-growth companies already use a hybrid work approach, and data from McKinsey projected that 90% of organizations will adopt some combination of remote and on-site work as they emerge from covid-era restrictions. Anecdotally, the vast majority of the companies in our portfolio have opted for a hybrid approach.
Regardless of which solutions these companies develop to address the hybrid work challenges, one thing is clear: the future of work lies in the hands of these hybrid organizations, and we are excited to see what solutions will be developed to support this new way the world works.
🚀 GO-TO-MARKET ADVICE
EOY deal considerations
From Doug Landis, Growth Partner at Emergence
It's Q4 for almost everyone and with the upcoming holiday break, you'll quickly realize you don't have much time left to close deals and hit your numbers. There are 23 working days left in 2022 and if your year-end is Jan 31st then you've got 44 working days left. So what should you be doing right now? Here’s what I’ve been sharing:
Our team featured in the news
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Winning the Challenger Sale Podcast | Avoiding Death by Discovery featuring Doug Landis
LinkedIn News | How to Navigate the Modern Career Search by Jake Saper
💸 PORTFOLIO NEWS
Year-end award winners
Zoom, project44, and Ironclad made Fast Company’s Next Big Thing in Tech 2022 list.
Digital Air Strike was named an Inc. Power Partner of 2022.
Congratulations to Zipline CEO Melissa Wong for winning two Stevie awards!
🔮 PORTFOLIO JOBS
Looking for your next role?
Check out the open opportunities at our portfolio companies.
G&A & Operations
Alchemy: Finance Operations Lead (New York, San Francisco)
Bill.com: Director Legal Counsel - Corporate, Securities and M&A (San Jose)
Chainalysis: Commercial Counsel, Procurement & Legal Ops (New York, DC, Remote)
Zoom: Head of Online & Marketing Finance (Remote)
Eng, Product & Design
Guru: Director, Technical Support Engineering (Philadelphia)
Gusto: Head of Design, Employee Experiences (Denver, New York, San Francisco)
project44: Director/Principal, Product Management (Austin or Chicago)
Regal: VP, Product (New York)
GTM & Business Operations
DroneDeploy: Senior Director of Demand Generation (San Francisco)
Hi Marley: Senior VP of Solutions and Consulting (Boston)
Ironclad: Senior Manager/Director Marketing Strategy & Operations (San Francisco)
Oyster: Global BDR Director (Remote)
We have ~1,220 open roles on our portfolio jobs site. Check them out!