Prior to the pandemic, working from home was viewed as a rare perk that was only reserved for white-collar, high-ranking employees.
However, the past year has led new work styles to emerge, and as we slowly enter a post-pandemic society, these new ways of working are anticipated to alter the way companies operate forever.
One of the most popular models to emerge from the past year has been the hybrid work model, which melds both in-office and remote work arrangements.
Some of the world’s largest tech companies have even opted for this policy moving forward. For instance, Google announced its hybrid work life plan earlier this year that would see 60% of employees coming into the office a few days every week, 20% working in new office locations and the remaining 20% working from home.
Hybrid working itself is a relatively broad term and can mean an array of things. Businesses who adopt this approach may allow employees to split their time between their main headquarters and a coworking space, satellite office, homes or other alternative spaces.
Whichever path a company decides to take, using hybrid models can help businesses support a variety of work styles. While some workers may find it ideal to work from their homes two or three days each week, others may prefer a workspace near their homes outside of the city.