Hybrid Work Strategies Featuring Debbie Bolla & Lisa Yankie

The pandemic changed many things, including how, where, and when we work. Companies are sitting up and taking notice that the shift to working from home has resulted in more productivity. So much so, that some experts believe that hybrid work environments are here to stay. Human Resource rock stars Debbie Bolla and Lisa Yankie join the show to discuss what leading companies are doing to adjust to and make the most of hybrid work, for both the company’s bottom line and for their employees’ quality of life, because – why are we surprised about this? There really is a correlation between the two. 

To successfully embrace hybrid work requires adjustments on multiple fronts to reach an optimal balance. Regularly surveying employees and taking action on the feedback received helps employees feel heard, increases engagement, and elevates company culture. Surveys, regular check-ins, and dialog will help address some challenges that come with hybrid work – isolation, longer work hours, and burnout. Companies should be ready to address these risks by normalizing counseling and providing resources when employees need extra support. 

Who would have guessed that a pandemic would be a catalyst for ushering in the type of work-life balance that the younger generation has been asking for? Embracing hybrid work is a key way your company can attract and retain talent and be better positioned for the future.  

Topics in this episode:

  • Why hybrid work models strike the right balance of productivity and flexibility for many companies
  • Why companies should regularly survey their employees, share their findings, and take action
  • How companies are helping to facilitate hybrid work 
  • How to build company culture in a hybrid work environment
  • Strategies for recognizing employees and facilitating connection across work environments
  • Strategies for dealing with some of the common downsides of employees working from home.


Debbie Bolla – VP, Editorial Director, SharedXpertise (HRO Today)

For more than a decade, Debbie Bolla has been covering the latest in human capital management as VP and Editorial Director of HRO Today magazine. HRO Today reaches more than 180,000 senior-level HR decision-makers globally with rich, objective, game-changing content, including the Baker’s Dozen rankings. Debbie is responsible for the voice, design, and development of nearly 40 annual editorial products. She also hosts podcasts, produces branded newsletters, and speaks at the HRO Today Forum global events as well as industry conferences.

Lisa Yankie – SVP, Chief HR & Communications Officer, Dentsply Sirona

Lisa Yankie is Dentsply Sirona’s Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources (CHRO) Officer, a position she has held since October 2019. With a global team of nearly 15,000, Dentsply Sirona, Inc. is the largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, including software and workflow solutions, serving customers in more than 120 countries.

A strategic business leader with more than 25 years of global HR experience across a diverse set of industries, Ms. Yankie has a successful track record shaping and executing business transformation strategies. Her expertise includes formulating and implementing business initiatives, executing process improvements and resolving complex issues in fast-paced, dynamic, multi-cultural environments. She is a pragmatic, authentic, data-driven and results-oriented leader.

Guest Social/Websites

HRO Today: Overview | LinkedIn

Dentsply Sirona: Overview | LinkedIn

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