The COVID-19 pandemic forced businesses to adapt and test their operational capacities. One of the most common pivots has been remote work.
Now that workplaces are reopening, a significant number of employees want to retain their remote status. In fact, 58% of workers said they want a fully remote position, and only 3% said they wanted to return to fully in-person work, according to a recent FlexJobs survey.
So, how does a business that wants to utilize its in-person workspace deal with employees who want to stay home? For some, the answer is a hybrid work model.
Under this arrangement, employees work in person some of the time and from home the rest of the time. This can be a great compromise for a workplace, and it’s gaining popularity among employers. Many organizations are now exploring their own forms of hybrid work models.
While increased adoption of hybrid models is great news for many employees, it only works when implemented properly. That’s why it’s critical for employers developing hybrid strategies to understand potential pitfalls and adapt as necessary.
To that end, this article discusses five common hybrid work model mistakes and how to avert them.