Research shows that 41% of employers will adopt hybrid working within two years. And only 30% expect to have their workforce fully back in the office before 2023. Despite the reactionary stance of some companies, the way businesses operate has inevitably changed, and the hybrid model will only continue to gain traction. Even the UK Government recognizes the need to be flexible as it explores the idea of granting new employees the right to request flexible working.
The office as we once knew it is gone. But is it really dead? Remote, hybrid and flexible working models are now the norm; 24% of businesses surveyed by the ONS stated that they intended to adopt more home working going forward. In the same study, 85% of workers disclosed their preference for a “hybrid” approach of both home and office working. It looks like the office – although totally transformed – is here to stay, too.
This article originally appeared on Inc. The evidence is clear—the future of work is hybrid. According to research by Gartner, 82% of company leaders plan to allow their employees to work remotely after the pandemic at least some of the time. Yet implementing a hybrid work policy is far from straightforward. Perhaps most concerning is the potential for hybrid workplaces to breed two tiers of workers, with those who come into the office less frequently relegated to lower status.
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The remote workspace that the world has ever faced is going through a new phase as the era of hybrid workforce begins, and for DevOps and IT teams, it appears to be a hard time filled with enormous pressure. Hybrid works force offers several benefits, but brings disruption, and supporting the hybrid model appears to be a tough challenge for the organization around the globe.
This article originally appeared on Inc. As plans to reopen offices shift and evolve, many executives are grappling with what their future remote or hybrid work policy will be. Some companies have laid down the law from the top, while others have adopted a more bottoms-up approach—giving significant authority to individual managers to decide their individual team’s policy.
It’s likely that you are already exploring the challenges and possibilities of the “new normal.” As the world begins to reopen, it’s clear that things have changed. And with every change comes a new opportunity (and even responsibility) to improve — as individuals and as companies. While our understanding of where things are headed is in constant flux, one trend is clearly emerging that’s top of mind for business leaders across the globe.
As businesses emerge from the recent pandemic, it’s more important than ever that teams be productive, efficient, and engaged. This is especially true as companies make challenging decisions about the future while grappling with the repercussions of the past year. For instance, a Gartner survey of company executives across multiple industries found that 82 percent plan to offer flexible work arrangements moving forward, including remote and hybrid work opportunities. The benefits are evident.
Many companies are basing their hybrid or remote work strategy on instinct. Yet it’s dangerous to let your intuitions or, worse, your biases drive your strategy. The companies that will thrive as they transition to new hybrid and remote work models will adopt a data-driven approach. As a leader, here’s how to use data, not your gut, to make important decisions about your remote or hybrid work strategy moving forward.