Back to the Office with Flexibility
Remote work had a big moment when COVID-19 forced companies all over the world to send their employees home to work virtually. The rush to give employees access to all the tools they’d need to work from home was a bit sudden for many employers. What quickly became apparent to many office-based teams is that employees could be productive and focused with a hybrid schedule. A hybrid workplace, or hybrid office, is a flexible workplace model that is designed to support a distributed workforce of both in-office and remote workers. Beyond the key criteria of a mix of in-office and remote workers, the most important pillars of a hybrid workplace are flexibility, security, and support. This fusion of remote work and in-office working is giving the rise to a new working model, hybrid work, where an employee can work from the home, office, or anywhere. Hybrid work can define a future of work that is more flexible, digital, and purposeful while bolstering employee productivity and satisfaction.
When teams are working in a hybrid environment, collaborative communication can be enhanced with chat, text, video, and presence tools through VoIP (UCaaS) platforms. This allows people to have more schedule flexibility, as well as location flexibility and reduces meeting time.