Hybrid work can play a clear role in diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, writes Brad Schabel of Schabel Solutions in a piece reflecting on DEI trends from 2021. Remote work and other flexible models have been found to be particularly helpful for employees with disabilities and those who are caregivers. Additionally, employers are balancing a multigenerational workforce that has different needs and working styles. Schabel Solutions is based in Des Moines and its owner, Claudia Schabel, serves on the Business Record newsroom’s racial equity advisory board.