How should companies adjust to the new mainstream “Hybrid Office” in the workplace?

Hybrid work is considered to be the mainstream of the future in the post-pandemic workplace. Although some enterprises and office workers are no strangers to remote work, if they want to implement the hybrid office work mode for a long time, it is necessary for enterprises to make effective adjustments to the management and operation of remote work from home. Making good use of the productivity advantages of remote office and maintaining the interpersonal interaction environment of physical work can create a win-win situation for both parties in the hybrid office.
Hybrid work with Asana

After the epidemic, the awareness of epidemic prevention has risen, and the “hybrid work mode” has become the new normal in the workplace.

The new variant virus Omicron continues to spread around the world. In addition to the Taiwan government’s epidemic prevention policy, in order to protect the health and safety of employees, companies have also successively planned and implemented regulations such as diverting work and all employees working from home. As the epidemic slowed down and stabilized, companies in various countries began to resume normal physical work. But according to the survey results, nearly 80% of employees worldwide said they would like to continue working from home for a few days.

Employees find Work From Home offers unexpected benefits

The majority of workers responded that the performance of remote working at is better than they expected. It not only reduced commuting time but also increased productivity significantly. Global Views Monthly stated that the underlying reason why office workers fond to work from home is because it can save unnecessary expenses (meals, transportation, clothing, etc.) In addition, the working environment at home is more comfortable than in the office where employees do not have to face their supervisor in the company. It lowers tension and stress and thus improves their concentration and work output.

Working from home is favored by employees for the benefits of working from home

Hybrid work is an important topic for future enterprise management collaboration.

According to the statistics, 46 percent of companies and 71 percent of employees agree that working from home will be a major trend in the future. Therefore, enterprises need to start thinking about how to adjust the management tactics and working methods of employees to better cope with the new working trend. Especially to resolve the issue of high communication costs, insufficient software equipment, long working hours, and so on.

Hybrid work is suitable for Asian habits, creating a win-win situation for business owners and employees.

Hybrid Work is a combination of “remote office” and “physical presence at work”, allowing employees to have more flexibility in working hours and locations. In a sign of how popular mixed working is in Asia, The company’s corporate leaders survey found that Asian countries have the highest rates of “hybrid” adoption in the world.

Hybrid work allows companies to find a compromise between two work models.

Through a few days to the company, the business owner can really synchronize the work progress with the team in those days and adjust the deviation in execution in real-time. Employees can use their time at home to arrange their own pace and relax and comfortably produce work. This can actually effectively enhance the atmosphere between teams and make employees more willing to work.

Hybrid office is a compromise between work from home and physical work.

3+2 hybrid work mode is the most popular combination

Among the different combinations of mixed working days, “three days at the office + two days at home” is the most popular among business owners. This flexible and disciplined work arrangement is a more acceptable hybrid model for both business owners and employees.

Hybrid work, 3 major adjustments to implement the advanced deployment

In order to be more productive, agile, and improve employee satisfaction, companies should carefully examine how the current working model should be adjusted to meet the expectations of the future workplace.

1. Organize diverse employee activities to enhance team interaction

Long and frequent remote work can easily lead to fewer opportunities for social interaction among employees. Over time, it may make employees feel alienated and isolated and indirectly affect their work mood. For new employees who have just entered an unfamiliar environment, it will be difficult to integrate in some digital situations. Enterprises can regularly hold some online or physical group health activities, reading clubs, employee benefits, etc., to enhance the tacit understanding and feelings between everyone, and establish connections.

2. Establish a clear clock-in system and boundaries for commuting to and from get off work

For some office workers, working from home means being forced to extend working hours indefinitely, 24-hour standby for supervisor calls and video conferences, and is listed as one of the occupational disasters of remote working. The line between rest time and work time is gradually blurring, resulting in increased health burden and fatigue, which in turn reduces work efficiency. At this time, business executives should really set the boundaries for commuting and urge everyone to clock in and leave work on time.

3. Choose the right collaboration software tool

In the hybrid office mode, the most important thing is to enable each employee to maintain a high level of productivity under WFA (Work from Anywhere). Appropriate use of various online collaboration tools can better assist employees in their daily work, including instant messaging software, document co-editing, project task management tools, and more.

Aside from Google Workspace, most enterprises use Saas project management software such as Asana. In addition to comprehensive features, not only do simple and intuitive interfaces greatly reduce the difficulty and threshold of enterprises to introduce Saas software but also because it directly hits the common pain points of digital transformation, many well-known enterprises and new entrepreneurs love Asana! Choosing the right collaboration software for you can be the perfect way to establish communication and maximize enterprise productivity.

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Prior to the epidemic, Master Concept started to advocate and assist enterprises in various industries across Asia to succeed in digital transformation. Through 15 years of professional consulting, we recommended/imported suitable software solutions for enterprises in various industries.

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