Hybrid Workplace: The Future of Work

Our business world is changing, and we are learning to constantly embrace change and foster connectivity. As the world went into lockdown, a lot of us experimented with a whole new work arrangement. We are experiencing a profound transformation in our ability to choose where we would like to work from. The most workable solution has been a balance between in-office and remote working.

I think the post-pandemic outcome has clearly indicated that organizations are likely to be back in BAU (businesses as usual) with hybrid model. As a part of phased approach, businesses are expected to resume with few days in office monthly so that the employees can collaborate with their peers and have a better work life integration. When planned carefully and executed strategically, the hybrid working model combining remote and office work can improve the potential of your organisation in several ways.

  • Research indicates that a hybrid working model will help employees maintain a better work-life integration, which in turn improves
    the mental health of the employees. 
  • Spending few days a week with peers in office environment would help build rapport and social connections which are important for
    collaboration, innovation and work towards a common goal
  • New joiners get the required support in understanding applications, organizational culture, and their overall emotional onboarding
  • Combining modern technologies with few days in office can lead to effective brainstorming among the employees and continuous interaction.
  • Employees can partake in continuous learning inside and outside the normal working environment. Employees can utilise a portion of their
    workweek to focus on personal development goals, which can lead to better performance. 
  • A hybrid work model allows an organisation effectively to manage their diversity, equity, and inclusivity goals. Businesses are realising the
    value of tapping into a larger talent pool to leverage the available niche skillsets.
  • Adopting a hybrid work model implies that the organisation is being receptive to the changing needs of a highly skilled workforce.

Every organisation is making efforts to create a right sustainable mix of remote and on-site work for all the roles to achieve a better work-life balance,
improve productivity and sustain the organisational culture. The flexibility to either work remotely or office is the key reason a hybrid model is here to stay.
Every organisation is caring for everyone's tomorrow.