The Hybrid Work Model: The Future of Work?
It’s undeniable that the world has changed in recent years, and that includes the world of work. With a forced work from home situation for many, they’ve taken the opportunity to reflect on their values and reevaluate their work-life balance. So, could a hybrid work model be the next big thing? Let’s find out.
WHAT IS A HYBRID WORK MODEL?
The hybrid work model is simply a mixture of employees working remotely and working in the company office. Each company’s hybrid work model will be unique to them and potentially to each employee, too. Some roles simply demand more in-office time, and others can easily be achieved remotely. It is down to the company and its employees to strike a balance that works for them both.
THE BENEFITS OF A HYBRID WORK MODEL
1. EMPLOYEES FEEL VALUED
By allowing your employees to work from home, you’re showing that you trust them to complete their work and value them as individuals contributing to your company’s success.
2. WORK-LIFE BALANCE
Achieving that all-important work-life balance was a distant dream for many before the pandemic hit. But since then, the world has opened its eyes to a different way of working, one that allows employees to have it all. Now employees can ensure that home life gets the attention it deserves while still pursuing the career they love.
3. REDUCED OVERHEADS
By reducing the number of permanent employees in the office, you can afford to take a smaller space, potentially in a less popular area, and therefore reduce the overheads related to having an office space, including rent, electricity, insurance, and staff perks such as drinks and snacks. Alternatively, you can consider a shared office space that will give you all the perks of an office space without the hassle of having to maintain it and employ someone to deal with its day-to-day running.
4. EXPANDED TALENT POOL
Once you adopt a hybrid work model, you can open up your talent pool worldwide. By ensuring your processes and practices are designed with remote working in mind, you can hire anyone from anywhere in the world.
HOW TO MAKE IT WORK FOR YOU
Of course, adapting to this hybrid model way of working won’t be without its challenges. Ensuring that remote workers are as involved, recognised, and valued as the in-office staff won’t always be easy. You’ll need to ensure you have the infrastructure to support this new working model and that you can still effectively develop a working culture with employees being away from the office.
TAKING THE LEAP
If the hybrid work model is something you’re considering, then start by speaking to your employees. Find out what’s important to them and how they work best. By doing so, you can design a hybrid work model that suits the company and your employees. Remember, one size won’t fit all, so prepare to be flexible and listen to feedback.
JUSTCO SHARED OFFICE SPACE
JustCo provides fully-equipped, spacious co-working spaces and serviced office spaces. With locations in central Bangkok, JustCo shared office spaces are ideal for companies moving to a hybrid work model. Your employees will have access to office space whenever they need it, and you’ll be free from the worry and financial burden of renting a permanent office space.
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