Companies are deciding which workplace strategies to incorporate in the future that will create an environment that balances the perks of remote working and in-office interactions.
To appease both arrangements, some organizations are adopting hybrid work policies that aim to provide the best of both worlds. However, to integrate these models in a way that is effective, leaders need to understand which combination will maximize productivity and employee wellbeing.
This will require identifying which parts of each role is best done where. For instance, for collaborative efforts, employees should come into the office. For tasks that require a lot of concentration, workers should be able to work from home.
Other scenarios should be considered as well, such as drafting work from home and coming into the office to further develop projects with colleagues.
Tracking metrics can help when making this decision, but this doesn’t necessarily mean looking at productivity based on hours worked. Measured soft metrics that allow employees to log in their mood and accomplishments at the end of the day, as well as let them send them weekly or monthly feedback can help provide insight into what may need to be improved within workplace policies.
Once leaders have designated what the preference of their team is and which tasks are best performed in specific settings, companies can seamlessly transition to the optimal hybrid working model.