How Many Businesses Will Remain Partially Remote or Hybrid-Remote Even When It’s Safe To Return To The Office?
We’ve been speaking with a lot of business owners over the last 6 months, and the one thing they have in common? Uncertainty.
With Covid19 forcing many countries across Europe into second lockdowns, and the time-line of a vaccination program remaining uncertain, it’s simply impossible for many businesses to speculate on when they will be able to return to the office fully. However, one thing that is receiving a lot of speculation right now, is whether and how they might choose to embrace an element of remote work, even when they no longer have to, with workers continuing to work from home, as well as in the office.
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The Challenges of Managing Hybrid Workforces
There are plenty of benefits of working remotely, but, if not handled correctly there can certainly be disadvantages too. Introducing a remote-friendly, remote-flexible or hybrid-remote model (whichever you choose to call it) is not without its challenges and leaders will need to be extremely careful to create a working environment in which they achieve the best of both worlds and not the worst of both worlds.
We’ve heard already from remote workers in traditionally non-remote businesses (episode 2 here) that it can be challenging to be a remote worker amongst office workers. How do you avoid missing out on vital information? How do you ensure that workers not present get the same access to career opportunities and that they’re not out of sight out of mind (and in battling this issue, how do you avoid your remote-friendly policy actually driving in-office work because a culture of favouritism to those present, creates a drive toward presenteeism!) How do you manage the fact that employees may have moved further from the office during lockdown, and commuting for them would be an expensive and off-putting undertaking. What happens to your compensation policy – we talked a bit about that here.
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