Hybrid Workplace: Benefits and Challenges

My first experience of a hybrid workplace was a decade ago when I travelled overseas at the client location. There were few critical business people in the team who had to relocate to a different location due to personal emergency. Instead of letting go of the employees, the organization offered flexibility to work from their home locations and commute to the office only for business meetings. This experience was novel for me as I had come across employees either being let go or opting for a sabbatical in India. 

However, COVID 19 situation has changed the paradigm due to the subscription to social distancing norms. Working from home is the new normal in this situation. Being in this setup for over four months now and engaged in work from home occasionally I can subscribe to the benefits and challenges to working in a hybrid workplace 

Conclusion

Hybrid workplaces have been in existence for a long time, with benefits ranging from retention of the workforce to a personalized approach of meeting work commitments. However, the degree of adoption of a hybrid workplace by an organization depends on its design and strategic objectives. As per a Gartner

A study dated July 14, 2020, “While remote work isn’t new, the degree of remote work moving forward will change how people work together to get their job done.”

This article was written by Sarika S Tungare  from the ProdMan Club

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