Exploring the Complexities of Managing a Hybrid Team

1-Hour Breakout Session
Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. ET
ECQ 2: Leading People
Attendees Can Earn 1 CPE Credit

Are you home? In the office? A combination of both? Where are your team members? Direct reports? Managers? In the hybrid world, the complexities of managing your team are immense. In order to ensure proper collaboration and communication, you must create crystal clear expectations. 

Key Takeaway: In this session, you will hear from a government leader who has mastered the complexities of hybrid teams. 

Relevant Competencies: Oral Communication, Written Communication, Problem Solving, Technology Management


Mika J. Cross, Federal Workplace Expert and Workforce Transformation Strategist

Mika is a distinguished human capital expert, transformational workplace strategist and innovator. With experience designing and implementing innovative, strategic workplace solutions she has expertise in remote and flexible work implementation, change management communications, talent acquisition/management, recruitment branding strategies, next-generation/future workplace forecasting, workforce skills development, performance management, employee engagement and policy development. 

Serving as the Vice President of Employer Engagement and Strategic Initiatives at FlexJobs, Mika worked with business executives across private, public, and non-profit sectors to customize their talent management capabilities, establish recruitment/marketing brand strategy and develop workforce planning and sustainable flexible, remote and hybrid work policy strategies for attracting, recruiting, hiring, and retaining top talent. Her career began in uniform with the United States Army, having served as both a commissioned officer and enlisted soldier. 

She is known on a national scale for implementing precedent-setting, federal government-wide human capital policy and workplace initiatives to implement telework, wellness and remote work policies across the United States Intelligence Community, post 9/11, and she designed and implemented award-winning remote and flexible work programs across the Executive Departments and Executive Branches of government. One of her most laudable achievements was creating and leading the multiple award-winning Worklife and Wellness Programs for the Department of Agriculture from 2010-to 2015. 

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