What Companies Get Wrong About the Hybrid Workforce

It’s time to reassess your company’s hybrid model; are your workforce policies efficient and effective for your employees? 

Before March 2020, you may not have been giving too much thought to working from home or working remotely on a regular basis. Fast forward to Fall 2021, and we have been living through a pandemic for a year and a half where many of us are working from home still. It could be time  

First things first: a hybrid workplace does not mean individual employees both work from home and in-office regularly. Individual employees either work in-office completely or at home completely for a large percentage of their time. In the event that some work-from-home employees need to come in on occasion, consider an office hoteling layout to eliminate wasted office space. 

Though we are used to working from home, there are some aspects of the office that just don’t translate. It’s not as easy to soak up the company when fully remote, and workers may miss the camaraderie that comes with working in the office. 

Consider that certain people may thrive coming back to an in-office setting, when it is safe to do so, to get more work done, socialize, or just get out of their living space for a part of the day. On the other hand, consider that according to Forbes.com, 66% of Gen Z and 70% of Millennials believe working from home even after the pandemic would relieve stress!  

At Sharp Decisions, we recognize that a one-size-fits-all model does not work, and ultimately, listening to your employees about what works best for them and seeing how it aligns with your team or company’s goals will be the best path forward. 

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