Many companies have asked their employees whether they would rather come back to the office full-time or continue working from home.
The key to strategizing new workplace arrangements is simply offering choice. Providing employees the ability to choose what works best for them creates a stable foundation for a healthy hybrid work model.
The past year has proven that employees can work together no matter where they are located. While remote working has been ideal for many professionals, others have struggled with the adjustment and have expressed the desire to return to the office.
At cybersecurity company Tessian, employees are provided multiple work options that best suits their needs.
These include: an office-based worker who comes into the workplace at least three times a week, a flexible employee who comes into the office once or twice a week and a remote employee who visits the office a few times a year.
Offering this type of flexibility and choice is not only beneficial to the company’s productivity, but also boosts employees’ job satisfaction.
A “choice-first” workplace helps companies attract and retain top talent, widens access to diverse talent pools and ensures that employees can better care for their wellbeing.
Before a company makes the full transition to a hybrid work model, leaders must carefully address any potential challenges that can come with this arrangement.
For instance, maintaining workplace culture with a distributed workforce is difficult. Leaders should find strategies to ensure that all employees, no matter where they are working from, are treated equally.