Friday 3rd Sep 2021
As business leaders and employees alike are attempting to come up with the best working practice which suits them in the post pandemic world, hybrid working has become a popular option in order to benefit from the atmosphere and buzz of an office, while settling into the quieter moments that home-working presents.
According to the BBC, almost 50 of the UK’s largest employers won’t be welcoming their staff back into the office full time. And, in a survey carried out by the Adecco Group — which interviewed 8,000 white-collar workers across eight countries — 77% said a mix of office-based and remote working was the optimal model, with 79% stating they required more flexibility from their employers regarding how and where they work.
Here are a few ways that the hybrid work model could be the work regime you’ve been searching for…
With a hybrid working model, workers are able to focus on individual projects and tasks without the day-to-day distractions that an office environment can present.
Setting objectives at the beginning of each day, employees can worry less about appearing busy to their employers, and instead concentrate on presenting tangible results — leading to a sense of empowerment and self-motivation in getting the job done.
Improved health and wellbeing
The pandemic has had a huge impact on mental health and overall wellbeing.
But with the arrival of hybrid working, people are able to prioritise what’s important to them — whether that’s caring for family members, making time for exercise, cracking on with the housework, or juggling their professional life with hobbies and interests.
Safety during the pandemic
Despite the ongoing vaccination rollout and increase in social gatherings, many health experts speculate that social distancing measures will remain in place for some time. With a hybrid workplace, employees are encouraged to adopt behaviours that make them feel the safest during the pandemic — commuting in off-peak times, or even working from home to reduce risk to themselves and their family members.
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