Not only the employees but the organization can also benefit from a Hybrid work model!
In 2020 and 2021, almost every firm shifted it’s working model to a remote working style, where people had to carry out all the tasks remotely, from brainstorming sessions to client meetings.
Fifteen months into a monumental shift to work-from-home, many large corporations around the world have adopted a work-from-home culture, in a broader sense, moving to a more hybrid work culture in their future workplace. A recent surge in the vaccination process has given most of the employees an ultimatum to go back to their offices as workplaces have started to reopen. But most organizations are discovering that their workforce is unwilling to give up remote work. People who started working remotely due to COVID-19 overwhelmingly support it and want to continue doing so. But first, let’s look at what a hybrid working model is?
- Hybrid work model is a flexible model in which employees can work from both onsite and offsite locations.
- This arrangement can be worked out between the employer and employees depending on the work.
- It is divided into three working styles:
- Work from home: All the work is carried out remotely, from meetings to brainstorming sessions, from communicating with leaders to completing daily tasks.
- On-site work: In this style of work model, employees carry out work via offices where all the work is carried out under one roof, and it’s a must for all employees to show up to their respective workplaces.
- Flexible work: This style allows employees to be present on-site and do their office work in their cubicles, but each employee has the option to work from home, where an employee can choose to work from home, and, similarly, an employee working from home is given an option where one can opt to work from onsite.
GROWING PREFERENCE FOR HYBRID WORK MODEL
Various surveys (InMobi, LinkedIn, JLL, AWFIS, and Cisco) show that roughly 70% of the workforce prefers hybrid model. According to a preliminary survey conducted during the month of October 2021, around 82% of IT employees working in various domains wanted hybrid work models to continue in their future workplace, and around 62% of respondents would like to switch to a company that has applied hybrid work models in their workplace.
Why are employees more interested in a hybrid working model?
- Better work-life balance.
Employees obtain a better work-life balance when they have the option to work from home. The long commute time is automatically cut in half, allowing them to spend more time doing things other than work. also, It also offers non-monetary compensation. According to a survey conducted by LinkedIn, the ‘Future of Work’, around (86%) respondents believe that hybrid work positively impacts work-life balance.
- Promotes better work relationships
Working in a hybrid environment offers its own set of benefits. Working from the same area, for example, increases teamwork and fosters positive working relationships. Working from home, on the other hand, has boosted employee autonomy and raised the efficiency of teams working from diverse places. Additionally, it provides a network for better communication while working dispersedly. According to Cisco’s Workforce of the Future survey, Indian employees want to keep hold of many positives that emerged in new way of working. Employees in India reported having more autonomy (72%) and being able to operate effectively as a distributed team (70%) as two major advantages of working from home.
- Learning and development
If the future of work is hybrid, it stands to reason that the future of effective learning and development will be as well. It creates opportunities for advancement because everyone working in a hybrid model has ample time to devote to learning and developing new abilities that will improve his or her productivity. In a mixed working paradigm, a change in strategy for efficiently training talent will be required. Given the increased demand for flexibility, as well as the necessity to upskill and reskill individuals in order to prepare them for a technologically shaped digital world, ensuring good training outcomes is more important than ever.
An Increase in Employee Satisfaction
The expectation to commute to work, sit at a desk for 8 hours, and do it all over again the next day has quickly shifted from the norm with the introduction of remote work. Work-life balance is a vital part of any and every work environment. Hybrid work introduces new freedoms and benefits that take your employees’ work experience to the next level.