It’s become clear that over the last 12 months or so many people have benefitted from a more flexible home working situation. Working parents have enjoyed more time with the family and commuters have gained more time in their day. On the other hand, homeschooling whilst holding down a full time role, blurred lines between work time and leisure time, increased isolation, and zoom fatigue, all show that there are both positives and negatives to working from home.
The answer for many businesses is to embrace a hybrid model, with some remote working combined with days in the office for collaborative thinking. Of course some people may want to go back to the office full time, whilst others will want to remain at home. The flexibility that many office based workers have enjoyed over the past year is a positive that they would prefer to hold on to. However, the hybrid model raises serious questions for businesses. Creating a successful hybrid working model requires businesses to re-evaluate their culture and how they want their employees to communicate.
We talked to a number of businesses about their approach to create The hybrid flexible working model toolkit that you can download below.