According to Riverbed’s Future of Work survey, there is an expected 50% increase in remote employees after the pandemic is over. This comes as no surprise, as employees who have gotten to experience the perks of working from home are not ready to give up this arrangement just yet.
Now companies are at a crossroads in deciding whether to allow their employees to continue working remotely or to bring them back into the office. But who says they have to choose between the two?
While there are clear benefits to working from home, some workers may want to come into the office for less distractions and simply interact with their colleagues.
That is where a hybrid work arrangement comes in. With a hybrid model, employees can come into the office two or three days a week for meetings and collaborations and use the rest of the week to get individual work done at home.
Operating with a hybrid work environment also helps keep employees engaged and nurtures a community, while still allowing them to have a healthy work-life balance.
However, this cannot be accomplished without investments into the right technology. In fact, the Riverbed survey found that technology performance issues contributed to a dip in employee productivity and 69% of business leaders said they were not prepared to support a massive remote workforce.