In order to get a clear insight of the hybrid working model, below is a list of the advantages and disadvantages of hybrid working:
- Employee centric: Prioritise personal needs and wellbeing of the employees, which can encourage their work-life balance and productivity
- Economic friendly: As stated in our previous blog, hybrid offices will emphasise in making spaces more compact. Thus, offices don’t need to expand their facilities, which can save lots of money
- Innovative working culture: The future will be more “smart” due to technology, adjusting to a hybrid working model can help integrate companies to be more technological centric which can benefit employees and organisations
- Safe Environment: Hybrid working models can assure a safe working environment by letting sick employees work from home. By then, employees will find it easier to work from home since they are already adjusted to the new norm
- Employees will not have access to technological resources when working from home. Not everyone has (or able to afford) the same working setup like in the office.
- Communication will be different when employees are not in the same room. Although there are communication platforms that can provide virtual meetups, the dynamics will not be the same with face-to-face interactions.
- Employees who work from home might feel left out since people who are in the office are more “visible” for new opportunities.
Above is a brief explanation of the pros and cons of working in a hybrid setting that we might encounter in the future. In order for the company to experience a smooth transition with the employees, a proper leadership needs to be present so there are no distinctions between employees who work in the office and from home.