Regardless of what the coming months have in store for us, hybrid working is here to stay
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Regardless of what the coming months have in store for us, hybrid working is here to stay

Working in the office or from home? Or maybe hybrid work is the answer? Regardless of what the coming months have in store for us, hybrid working is here to stay. Companies will need to adapt constantly and will have to keep reinventing themselves to make hybrid working attractive. 
 

The corona pandemic forced many companies into introducing telework.  

Afterwards, hybrid working became the new normal due to the positive influence it has on overall employee satisfaction and well-being, including a better work-life balance. At the same time, several companies are taking steps to encourage regular attendance at the office by installing coffee corners, ‘office pods’ or a gym. By doing so, they are trying to build and maintain the connection.  

But now, with the price of electricity skyrocketing, employees seem more willing to come to the office. And some companies take measures considering the higher costs associated with a possible massive return to the workplace. Forcing employees to return to the office would be unbeneficial for them as well.  

Regardless of what the coming months have in store for us, hybrid working is here to stay. Companies will need to adapt constantly and will have to keep reinventing themselves to make hybrid working attractive.  

Here are some basic requirements of a hybrid working environment that were discussed in the podcast: 

  • Build on trust and empower every employee to make their own choices
     
  • Create good agreements that are cristal-clear; (e.g., if you want to plan a face-to-face meeting, inform your colleagues one week in advance) 
     
  • Provide focus areas in the office. 

 

Sources:

Listen to Hrmagazine's podcast and gain even more insights about how your company can deal with hybrid working:
https://open.spotify.com/episode/3jeCBGqEurqJSexImV0ned?si=ca5b3e87b7c84816 

Read in the article of ‘De Tijd’ which role an attractive office can play in encouraging people to go to the office, but this should always go hand in hand with a clear teleworking policy:
https://www.tijd.be/dossiers/war-for-talent/zwemvijvers-fitness-en-stilteruimtes-als-wapen-in-de-war-for-talent/10413957 

Read the article in “De Standaard” about some of the company’s concerns today:
https://www.standaard.be/krant/publicatie/20220920/ds/dn/alg/optimized 

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