One of the biggest lessons of the past year has been that employees don’t need to be in the office five days each week to be productive.
Still, many companies are still eager to bring their employees back into the workplace. But with the threat of the Delta variant growing among unvaccinated people, businesses should be focusing their efforts on future-proofing their operations.
The best way to do this is embracing the hybrid work model. A recent research study from Accenture found that employees who had access to hybrid arrangements “had better mental health, stronger work relationships, and were more likely to feel net better off and less burned out working for their organizations.”
Without making this necessary adjustment, companies risk losing top talent. The “Great Resignation” has already taken hold of much of the workforce as people continue to quit their jobs in search for better opportunities elsewhere.
One noteworthy finding from a recent Prudential survey shows that the pandemic led 72% of workers to rethink their skill sets. Knowing this, it’s more essential than ever for companies to begin investing into the employee experience if they want to avoid high turnover rates.
Not only does adopting a hybrid work arrangement ensure that employees stay on at their current roles, it also helps businesses maintain a healthy culture that prioritizes the needs of employees. This model also helps build a more diverse, equitable work environment that is crucial for a forward-thinking company.