THE NEW HYBRID WORKING SYSTEM

This year we have been able to analyse in detail the advantages and disadvantages of remote and on-site work in the office, which is why many companies are now opting for a hybrid work system.

What is a hybrid work system? In order to avoid staff congestion in offices, a new form of blended working has emerged, in which part of the working day is spent in the office and part at home. This is how we test this new form of work that can be considered the work of the future.

How to implement hybrid work

There are different ways to adapt this way of working, each company chooses the one that best suits both its needs and those of its employees. It must be taken into account that the common areas of the offices are dangerous territory as far as the spread of viruses is concerned, which is why intensive working hours are preferred by those companies that opt for hybrid work.

  • On a split working day, employees will work half the day in the office and half at home. For example, in the mornings they go to the offices to work, eat at home and finish their working day there.

  • On different days of the week, some days they work intensively in the office and others remotely at home. For example, on Mondays and Tuesdays employees go to the office from 8am to 2pm and the rest of the days they telework. 

Faced with this radical change, many companies have decided to do away with offices 100%, as they see that the company works well remotely. Others have not reached that extreme, but to save costs they have found another solution: coworking spaces.

Coworking to complement teleworking

Many companies want to keep teleworking as their main option but have the need to hold regular team meetings or keep some workers in the office.
Maintaining offices can be expensive and not very profitable, for this problem, coworking is a great solution. By renting rooms or offices once or several times a month, your company can meet easily and safely for a much lower cost.

Other companies have opted for a total return to routine, from our point of view the traditional model is becoming extinct, companies must be prepared for any unforeseen event. Those that have returned to the 100% attendance format must turn back if there is a new confinement.

Benefits of hybrid work

For workers:

  • Gain time flexibility, teleworking days can be more productive by avoiding travel.
  • Facilitates family reconciliation, the flexibility provided by teleworking favours the reconciliation of family and work life.
  • It maintains links with colleagues and team feeling, seeing colleagues increases the feeling of belonging to the company and can increase motivation and productivity.

For the company:

  • Saves office costs, the company can opt for a smaller, coworking space. In addition, less materials and supplies are used, which means less daily expenditure. 

  • Improved productivity due to the flexibility and autonomy of the employees, the higher the satisfaction of the staff, the better the results. 

Combining teleworking with online training

Another of the great trends that has arrived with this new hybrid way of working is the arrival of quality online training. When training workers, employees feel that the company is betting on them, offering them new opportunities for internal promotion. On the other hand, the company manages to retain talent and generates that feeling of relevance to the company that sometimes, working from home is more difficult to achieve. But… What training options exist for companies in online format?

Types of training for companies according to methodology

  • Live one to one training: these are totally personalised, online and live classes in which a private teacher trains a student taking into account the starting point, the points for improvement and making an exhaustive follow-up of the learning process. Especially recommended for technical skills. 

  • Online group training: these are live training sessions with a private online teacher who interacts with a group of students or employees, training them and helping them to improve. This methodology is especially recommended for languages. 

  • MOOCs are pre-recorded online courses with a pre-established syllabus, through which employees could be initiated with general knowledge of a subject. 

Would you like to understand what your employees lack in training? We will advise you and make a tailor-made plan so that you can carry out the training in your company in an optimal way. 

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