The hybrid workplace model was in slow motion before the Pandemic COVID-19. The way pandemic forced organizations to enable a remote work model, the hybrid workplace accelerated its motions across the sectors, and now no signs of slowing down the momentum. During the pandemic, organizations implemented various tech-based solutions to enhance employee’s productivity. According to Gartner’s latest survey, 50 percent of Indian hybrid workers found themselves more productive working remotely.
Tech-enabled organizations like Adobe, Amazon, Microsoft, Infosys, IBM India, Coinbase, etc are switching to long-term work from home model. The way new coronavirus varients are emerging, a performing hybrid workplace is required to continue the growth momentum and satisfaction of employees and customers.
Let’s understand how a hybrid workplace can improve employee’s productivity.
When the lockdown was executed, in the beginning, organizations faced n-number of challenges setting working environment at employees locations whether it was Tech, cybersecurity concerns, communications, devices, network access, etc. However, Tech-enabled organizations set the remote working model swiftly and allowed employees to work remotely and the result was surprising, employees not only maintained the workflow showed a good outcome.
Working remotely, employees found themselves more comfortable and focused on the official tasks. They are also able to save traveling time and can spend more time completing the job. SAP Concur Study shows that 69 percent of Indian employees think their productivity has increased while working remotely.
Flexibility in locations to maximize the productivity
Many employees are not fully satisfied with the working from the home model due to disturbances from children, network connectivity, loneliness, not favorable environment, etc, these challenges impact the employee’s productivity. Many employees want to visit the office on an alternate day or weekly basis to change the scene and mood.
The hybrid workplace model gives employees a choice to come into the office whatever the reason, either personal or official. Each employee can work from home or from the office, which they find more productive.
Team productivity and communications are crucial whether working from the office or home. The hybrid workplace allows employees the timings when working together gives more sense and where those kinds of group tasks around coordination, discussion, and collaboration can be brought out.
Due to COVID-19, the Hybrid workplace model gets the momentum and shows potential positive results. However, it is quite clear that to benefit from a hybrid workplace, organizations should enhance their technologies to advance their IT Infrastructure and security.