At JournoLink, we think the future is in hybrid working, let us explain why.
An Explanation of Hybrid Working
Hybrid working is a flexible work model where employees can work in the business premises as well as do some work remotely.
It gives workers some autonomy in where they choose to work. Some employees feel more productive in an office setting; others may feel that their best work is done at home.
Most hybrid working came about during the Covid lockdown. A survey of business managers by the Chartered Institute of Management (CMI) found that almost 80% of the companies questioned in the survey had incorporated hybrid working into their business.
Types of Hybrid Working
There are different models of hybrid working; these are the most common work models for businesses looking at implementing hybrid work in their practice.
This model allows employees to choose where and when they will work. If they need to work closely with their team, or want to feel connected, they can work in their business premises. If they feel that their focus is better when they are alone, they can work from home, or another location.
This model is where the days where an individual can work from home or the office, are set by the company.
This working model expects employees to be at their main place of work most of the time, with some flexibility if they want to work remotely for a day or two.
This is where the employees work mainly from home or another location. They will only get together if they need to for training or team building.
In conclusion, JournoLink recognises that there have been some positive aspects to how we adapted to life during and after the lockdown. There is a reason why hybrid working has been a trending topic for some time. Many employees now value the ability to work from home, or the office, as they choose.
It offers flexibility, accessibility for employees with health conditions or caring responsibilities, and an overall better quality of life.
As the cost of living increases, many employees are asking for hybrid working to help them reduce their costs. Working from the office often involves the cost of commuting, as well as childcare and food expenses. With energy and food costs rising rapidly and sustainable ways of work being desirable, hybrid working is a way for employees and employers to reduce their costs without losing productivity and job satisfaction. We found that businesses that recognise that hybrid working can be an asset for their company are likely to attract talented staff who believe that the future is in a digital workplace.
Hybrid working is definitely here to stay.