Pandemic has led the businesses to adopt remote work culture which no one has ever imagined. Organizations were forced to switch to work from home using the available collaboration tools overriding the traditional work style. Though it was a challenge initially, employees got accustomed to the new working patterns, flexibility to work round the clock, and comfortable working. Also, INAA studies show that nearly 83% of workers feel that the opportunity to work from home would make them happier in their job. Most of the businesses started the remote culture as an experiment and eventually made it a reality.
Currently, companies are strategizing hybrid work involving both remote homes and work from the office. Most of them are ready to get back on track with a phase-wise return, considering safety as the utmost priority. The traditional style of working, on the other hand, has its benefits too. It’s a proven way for effective collaborate, maintain work-life balance, in-person meetings, etc., for ages. Like a coin has two faces, both the work cultures have their pros and cons. Organizations are more inclined towards hybrid work considering the global impact and change brought in by the pandemic. Businesses can leverage the benefits of both styles of working parallelly to bring the best out of the workforce.
The hybrid workplace model is an optimal mix of remote and working from office premises. It is an outcome of the chaos of pandemic restrictions that offers flexibility and envisages productivity. This workstyle enables one to enjoy the ease at home with the collaborative features of the traditional workplace. Employees enjoy the liberty and autonomy to decide when to work and where. It allows them to fit work around their lives rather than structuring work around office hours. Also, this style of working enables to hire a pool of talent globally where employees may even work in different time zones during their productive hours. Besides prioritizing employee convenience, a hybrid workplace is economical as organizations can save a lot in office maintenance and infrastructure costs. There are fewer interruptions in this working style which leads to a smooth and hassle-free workflow. One can have a good work-life balance by no longer having to bear the cost of a time-consuming commute and have an employee-friendly workplace. The whole idea to implement a hybrid workplace model is the future of how enterprises are going to function in the long run.
According to the survey by QuestionPro on behalf of Stanford University, 55% of US workers want a mix of office and remote working. Also, a recent study says that 62% of Google workers do not want permanent work from the office. They want to work at home or office at their convenience.
Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, says he does not see 100% remote work in the future.
To fit into different opinions and requirements, companies are ready to embrace the hybrid workplace model.
With so many intranet features, it has become an essential part of an organization to evolve into new ways of working. Organizations around the globe use intranets for better engagement, communication, increase knowledge management, innovation, efficiency, and resilience. Modern intranets take this one step ahead to uphold the essence of the hybrid workplace model.
The pandemic has empowered us to re-structure the work culture and the opportunities to optimize it. The hybrid workplace model is a mixture of office and remote work, allows employees to choose a comfortable style of working. It is highly economical as organizations save a lot due to a reduction in infrastructure and maintenance costs. Intranets fill the void by keeping their employees posted with news, policies, announcements, and enable discussions, etc. Intranet ensures the hybrid workplace model unfolds at a natural pace that drives engagement and productivity.
We, at Acuvate Software, are focused on helping our clients to communicate, collaborate and share knowledge effectively through our digital workplace accelerator solution, “Mesh 3.0”
Mesh 3.0. ready to deploy, digital workplace accelerator platform brings the best out of Microsoft AI technologies. It uses modern intranet features that include:
Want to know more about Mesh, please feel free to get in touch with our AI and digital workplace expert to get a personalized demo.
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