With social distancing rules in place, it is impossible to bring entire employees together like before.
Working remotely often refers to working from home and local working space or a coffee shop.
However, shifting towards more flexible work policies does not mean those offices will no longer be necessary. Because working in an office provides more engagement in collaborative meetings and encourages better connections between employees.
Moreover, a new model of working is emerging, called Hybrid Working. This approach creates a split between working from home and working in the office.
The way out for businesses
Hybrid Working is a significantly new model for businesses and employees, and they are still in the process of adapting. It suggests keeping the business running in the most critical of times and helps them to remain active.
Businesses benefit from Hybrid Working with decreased office costs while maintaining a healthier work-life balance for employees. Otherwise, by balancing working inside and outside the office, companies can better meet sustainability goals.
Technology involvement in remote working
As an ultimate solution, businesses and other institutions implement video conferencing to connect with remote employees and customers. On the other hand, governments use video conferencing tools to communicate with doctors and administrative executives of their region or another country. Thus, the explosion of coronavirus has affected the video conferencing market positively.
Zoom successfully pioneered on the market after the outbreak of the Covid-19. Soon, other platforms like Teems, Meet, and slack answered quickly and offered slightly different platforms to distinguish themselves from the current market-leader.
Fundamentally, these software tools do not differ from each other significantly. They offer audio and video connections between users in real-time.
Benefits of hybrid working
- Safe of infection
First of all, hybrid models keep employees safe from catching or spreading the virus, with fewer people in the same area and total distancing.
- Face-to-face collaboration
Even though employees are physically separated, video conferencing made it possible to interact with coworkers face-to-face. Furthermore, hybrid mode suggests balance in career opportunities because no one gets a promotion when hidden away behind their safe desk at home.
- Saving time
People always lose time on the way to work and back. Hence, the saved time increases productivity when telecommuting.
In conclusion, even after the Covid pandemic fades away, the Hybrid Working approach will become the ‘new normal’ mode of working.