Why Hybrid Work is Here to Stay
Companies still raise concerns and question whether the hybrid work model is here to stay.
Autonomy, positive mental health, a high degree of digital skills, inclusive health policies, supportive leadership, and digital maturity are some of the many resources employees will look for when committing to working with a company.
The typical employee experience no longer exists.
Human resources, change management, and business leaders must create work environments that cater to all workers, regardless of their location.
And while optimizing remote work has become a priority for numerous companies, it’s essential to reimagining onsite work life.
A recent report by Accenture states that 83% of workers say that the hybrid work model is an optimal choice, bringing together the best of both worlds.
Here are some of the many advantages of a hybrid work model:
- A hybrid work model gives employees more freedom about when they can work and where they can work from
- Employees can benefit from improved work-life balance
- Access to more talent
- Better visibility into employee performance
- Improved employer-employee trust
- A reduction in costs for both employers and employees
In contrast, management teams are still reluctant to adopt the new work model, raising operational concerns:
Will employees still be productive working from different locations?
In a recent study by Forbes, organizations that enable a workforce to be more productive and healthier anywhere also reap financial benefits.
A majority of high-revenue growth companies, 63%, have already enabled productivity anywhere workforce models, where employees have the option of working remotely or onsite.
In comparison, a vast majority (69%) of negative or no-growth companies are still focused on where people will physically work, favoring all onsite or remote rather than enabling hybrid.
Enterprises can monitor work productivity through their cloud-powered VoIP system, along with its presence feature that enables you to oversee whether team members are online and active.
Office spaces will no longer be office spaces but a place where employees can find extra comfort when needed to efficiently collaborate and step away from at-home activities.
Additionally, enterprise leaders need to recognize that it is not about the place that makes an employee successful but their potential and desire to make progress within an organization.
Does having our employees work in the office provide a better return on investment?
With the many changes within a dynamic work environment, businesses need to focus on hiring quality talent that possesses a vital quality: resilience.
High-performing individuals that possess resilience proactively look for ways to remove barriers from their everyday duties.
When hiring for a management role, leaders must have the soft skills to work with team members that work from different locations and empower them for the hybrid work environment.
To achieve a successful hybrid work model, team members need to feel supported, empowered, and given the tools to carry out their responsibilities.
Good communication is the lifeline of every business and can’t be done with poor phone service. Unified communications combine messaging, video, and chat so your team can work seamlessly.
Thanks to technology, the hybrid work model isn’t going anywhere. Companies can now reach talent across the globe, and workforces feel more comfortable interacting virtually, knowing that they can get the job done regardless of their location.
In addition to powerful tools that add to an organization’s business framework, trust, transparency, and thorough communications must remain consistent in order to prevail.