Many organizations have decided to incorporate a hybrid work model beyond the pandemic. This move has been made knowing that many people remain productive while working from home and prefer doing so. The office isn’t going away as it breeds camaraderie and collaboration. Each side has pros and cons, making the flexibility of the hybrid model ideal for today and the future. Some may choose to work exclusively in either location, while others want to split time in each. Employee satisfaction and well-being have become a priority for forward-thinking organizations. Still, several factors need to be considered to manage a hybrid work model effectively.
Clear And Consistent Communication
For a hybrid model to work, communication cannot be sacrificed. Meeting software, VoIP systems, instant messaging, and document sharing should all be incorporated to achieve unified communications both in and out of the office. Regularly scheduled team meetings and one-on-one sessions should be commonplace for organizations looking to employ a hybrid model and keep everyone on task. It is important that those working from home still feel like they are a part of the team and do not become isolated from the rest of the organization.
Flexible Hours And Location
In a hybrid work model, where your employee’s work should not be the only flexible thing. Their schedule should be up to them for those who do not need to be on the clock during a specific timeframe. Let people work when they are the most productive. Allow for an appropriate work-life balance that enhances their effectiveness and helps them avoid burnout. Flexible work schedules also allow you to attract and retain top talent.
Well-Defined Goals And Objectives
For managers to keep everyone working toward a common interest, there needs to be well-defined goals and objectives for both individuals and the team. A shared calendar for each group is a great way to delegate tasks, schedule collaboration sessions, and ensure everyone meets their deadlines. It can be very easy for things to slip through the cracks when your teams operate out of different locations. Clearly defining goals and objectives while leveraging technology to track progress will ensure success in your hybrid work model.
Through our industry experience and strategic partnerships with Amazon Web Services and RingCentral, Alto9 can provide the expertise and technology needed to implement and manage a successful hybrid work model. Contact us today to learn more.