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UNF faculty publish hybrid workforce leadership strategies book

UNF faculty members Dr. Matthew Ohlson, Taylor Leadership Institute director, and Dr. Lakshmi Goel, Coggin College of Business associate dean, have recently published a book on “Leadership Strategies for the Hybrid Workforce: Best Practices for Fostering Employee Safety and Significance.”

The text is a collection of chapters contributed by UNF faculty, staff, alumni and global leaders in the areas of business and healthcare. It is an updated, essential resource for business leaders, students and educators of higher education, human resource managers, CEOs, managers, researchers, and academicians.

The book outlines how workplace trends show that the flexibility and adaptability demonstrated during the COVID-19 pandemic may prove to offer organizations new insights into employee recruitment, retention and production. The global shift of the business world and the way the workforce navigates jobs is a powerful consequence of the global pandemic and occupational health and safety initiatives are at the forefront of managerial discussions.

In addition, the book shares the strategies and best practices in making employees feel valued and significant, a key factor in both employee recruitment and retention and one that goes far beyond mere pay increases. It uses lessons learned from the pandemic to discuss these new organizational strategies and covers topics such as digital change, employee significance and organizational DNA.

The book is available at any Barnes & Noble bookstore or online.