Make your transition to hybrid work setup easier
Make your transition to a hybrid work setup easier.

A hybrid setup is one of the options companies are now choosing to do instead of going full-remote or full-onsite work.

There could be challenges to transitioning to a hybrid work setup, especially since several studies have shown that those who work remotely are 47% more productive than those working onsite.

However, to adapt to the new normal lifestyle, hybrid is still the best option to go, especially if you want to promote a better work-life balance.

Hybrid work promotes a better work-life balance.
Hybrid work promotes a better work-life balance.

If your company is adopting a full hybrid work setup, there are some things you should consider before you transition.
Here are 8 essential things to consider when transitioning your company to hybrid work:

  1. Learn who can work remotely. Not everybody can work onsite, some people may have a hard time commuting to work or are not healthy enough to go to the office. Talk to the employees and see how their current situation can adapt to the hybrid work setup.
  2. Invest in equipment or tools that can be used anywhere. Since a hybrid work setup requires working both at home and outside, it’s better to provide employees with the proper tools and equipment to make working easier no matter what the setup is. We recommend using unified cloud-based communications tools such as the Telavi app to make mobility easier. With this telephony app, it feels like you have your office anywhere you go.
  3. Create a clear policy with hybrid work. To make the transition easier for the employees, a clear policy should take place. When they are working remotely, there should always be rules to follow and ensure proper dissemination of information about the type of hybrid work model that the majority of employees will be in favor of.
  4. Stay connected. When working remotely, ensure that employees are responsive to queries using one messaging tool. Likewise, companies should also ensure that they are available for any professional queries.
  5. Empower employees and managers. Enable the skillset not only of the employees but also the managers. They need to be properly trained to adapt to the new work setup and to learn how to create boundaries between work and personal life. At the same time, utilize the remote work setup by helping them improve their skills: provide online courses, webinars, and other opportunities to help them grow.
  6. Prioritize health and safety. Always keep in mind that your employee’s health and safety should always come first. Although the pandemic has slowly calmed down, it is still very much around. Ensure that the office is safe by providing health and safety protocols.
  7. Be more outcome-based. When working remotely, it’s important to understand that work is not measured merely in hours. Instead, focus on the output that the employee is giving. Promote transparency and how much work gets done.
  8. Provide a suitable working environment. Whether it’s at home or at the office, everybody should have a proper workspace. If an employee is working from home, they should always be clear of distractions to optimize productivity. But if they are working from the office, they should be able to steer clear of unnecessary distractions so they can focus on their work. 

It’s important to keep a good and proper work-life balance when it comes to any work. This keeps a healthy relationship between the employee and the company which can help improve productivity that can benefit the company and its employees.