Remote and hybrid work will become the norm for many employees in the future.

But even if some may be satisfied with these new regulations, there is a problem: How do you define your day-to-day work if you work flexibly?

For example, how do you prevent working parents from being excluded from meetings that take place during school pick-up times?

According to well-known companies such as Slack and Dropbox, the solution is to set core times and make certain times of the day taboo for meetings.

The idea is that during core hours, e.g. B. from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., online and for meetings. But outside of these times it is a session-free zone.

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This gives the employees more freedom and flexibility and at the same time increases the productivity of the meetings, since theoretically all the required employees are ready and able to participate.

It will also help employees achieve a better work-life balance, which is especially important for those who work from home.

When hybrid work schedules come into play, some managers say core hours help maintain productivity and sanity among employees – and keep meetings from getting out of hand.