LET'S TALK ABOUT
What is Hybrid Working?
Different organisations are finding their own ways to strike the right employee balance between home-based and office-based working. Many a forging a middle path of hybrid working, taking the best from what remote working can offer, and also including some time in the office – but perhaps in a more team-centred and collaborative way.
The smart organisations will be surveying their employees, asking how they want to work, what is important to them and what will aid their productivity. Individual flexibility whenever possible is key as everyone’s circumstances will differ. The big risk of not asking these questions will be increased attrition as employees seek out companies who are engaged and tailoring the way they work.
want to see a clear policy around hybrid working
are worried about retaining work / life balance when returning to the office
of people would invest in a dedicated working space if their employer introduced a hybrid working policy
want to return to the office in some way
How Covid changed the role of the finance director forever
Covid has accelerated the trend for the finance director to become more of a strategic adviser, assuming much of what used to be the COO role.Read whitepaperWhitepaper
Promoting productivity for a hybrid workforce
See how hybrid working is set to shift away from being an emergency expedience and playing a larger overall part in the makeup of modern businesses.Read blogBlog
Top tips for staying fit in a hybrid workplace
How to avoid the dangers of 'always-on culture' and the bare-minimum mindset
The workforce productivity conundrum
- What is the meaning of hybrid working?
Hybrid working is a form of flexible working which enables an employee to split their time between remote working and office working.
- What is a hybrid working model?
Hybrid working is where a mixture of working from home, working remotely from a location of your choosing and office working are all combined. Hybrid working encourages employees to work flexibly wherever they decide is best for them on any given day. To find out how to adapt a hybrid working model and make it a success, take a look at our hybrid working guide.
- What is the difference between flexible working and hybrid working?
- What does a hybrid workplace look like?
A hybrid workplace will mean employees have more choice over where they choose to work each day. Depending on what works best for the employee, they may choose to work from home, from another remote location (such as a WeWork facility or something similar) or the company office.
- How to build trust in a virtual team?
Building trust virtually is more challenging than in an office environment – but a fundamental to achieve this is good communication. Making sure communication between managers and employees, but also across teams, remains strong despite working virtually is key to ensuring team members trust each other and respect each other’s priorities. Our guide on staying connected in a virtual world explains how to put communication at the heart of your team’s culture.
- What is the impact of remote working?
Working remotely provides a range of benefits for employees, but there are also some challenges to consider. Many prefer remote working as it means they don’t have to spend time and money commuting to the office, and they are able to be more productive working from home in a quieter environment. On the other hand, some individuals don’t have an appropriate space to work at home or find it harder to achieve a work / life balance, struggling to switch off at the end of the working day.
Take a look at our remote working whitepaper to explore the benefits this could have for your workforce.
- How to manage your hybrid workforce
Having the right software in place is crucial to managing a hybrid workforce. HR teams need to be able to easily access employee records, track absence and health and wellbeing of employees - as well as have a platform for recruitment and ongoing retention.
- How can HR support hybrid working?
HR teams can update their policies and encourage employees to think differently about their approach to the working day. Having the right software in place is also crucial; if employees are able to be just as productive whilst working remotely this will make it easy to implement a hybrid working strategy. Learn more about productivity software for hybrid working.
“For me the future is flexible, it has to be! But there needs to be an agenda change. We used to ask why we would work from home, now we ask, why would we come into the office? So, we need to live and breathe this transition to flexibility and use technology to help understand how we work, which days we work from home and which days we come into the office.”
“It’s going to be very difficult to tell people they have to come back in now when they’ve demonstrated so ably that remote working is productive and it works for them. In some recent data we have collected, a third of employees say they will resign if they don’t get the same flexibility, going forward, that they’ve had over the past year.”
All your business systems in one, unified platform
MyWorkplace enables your teams to easily access the tools they need. Removing the admin barriers, saving time on daily tasks – and creating space to make a difference every day.
for building team culture remotely
for managing hybrid teams
for building a successful hybrid work culture
for hybrid work security and efficiency
for a successful return to the office for your hybrid team
to support mental health in a hybrid workplace
for building a successful remote working model
for HR to improve productivity in remote employees
for working from home
for using people analytics to manage a remote workforce
for managers to support remote employees
Explore other topics
Discover more about some of the key business issues affecting us today.
How can everyone in the organisation deliver maximum value to the business in their role?
What can we learn about evolving ways of work as we look to the future?