In what is now called the ‘Great Remote Work Experiment’, many organizations allowed their employees to work from home last year to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and keep their people safe. Some employees seem to like remote work because of the flexible benefits that come with it, whereas others dislike the isolation and lack of workplace interaction. To allow employees to work in a way that is suitable to them, organizations are starting to adopt hybrid workplace models. In this model, some employees work from the comfort of their homes and some work from their office headquarters or branch offices. Some employees may even work from their home on some days and from the office on others.
If you’re wondering whether a hybrid workplace model is right for your business, take a look at these five benefits and see how they align with your organizational culture.
Provide employees with the flexibility to work from a location that is suitable to them and their families. This way, employees can manage their careers without sacrificing their personal lives, which saves them from burnout.
Allow your organization to recruit employees from any part of the world because there are no location restrictions. This leads to a more diverse workforce.
Reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses as the number of employees working from the office drops. This helps make social distancing measures easier to implement.
Improve productivity because employees work more efficiently when they are comfortable with their work environment.
Reduce your organization’s carbon footprint as employees alternate between remote and in-office work.
A hybrid workplace model helps your organization maintain a safe, flexible, productive, and environment-friendly work culture that puts people before profits. Read more about how a hybrid workplace model can help your organization and its employees in our HR Knowledge Hive.