The future of work is constantly evolving, but if there is anything that the pandemic has taught us, it is that hybrid and flexible working models are here to stay.
What started out as a temporary measure to safeguard ourselves from the widespread COVID-19, are now being implemented as permanent work policies – and for a very good reason.
In our previous post, we talked about the pros and cons of full office, full-remote and hybrid work models. In this article, we will be exploring further on the hybrid work model and reasons to switch to it!
What is a Hybrid/Flexible Work Model?
Hybrid Work Model can be defined through various ways, and can be unique to the company. For example, it can be the flexibility to choose to work either on-site in the office or from home whenever you want. For some companies, they have a fixed schedule when to work from the office and when to work from home. It can also include the flexibility to work from anywhere in the world, not just limited to the office or home.
We will be focusing on exploring the idea of being able to work anywhere in the world – particularly using coworking spaces rather than the traditional fixed office spaces.
There are so many advantages from using coworking spaces and implementing them as part of your company’s hybrid/flexible work model.
Reasons to Switch!
Switching to a hybrid model means that companies do not need to continue having a fixed office space catering to all their employees. They can reduce the space required and implement flexible offices like hot-desking or private offices for employees who wish to work at the office.
With coworking, not only will you be able to save on rental costs, but also invest the money in another area of business to meet your strategic goals.
In addition, engaging with coworking spaces rather than with a traditional office allows your company to stay flexible under any circumstances.
Sharing space among employees is one of the features that offers the FLYDESK App, among others, to better manage hybrid teams.
More freedom for employees
Flexibility in work is going to be expected by employees, with it being the trend now and moving forward. Giving this flexibility can make employees feel valued and safe as they have the freedom to choose where they want to work according to what works best for them. In fact, 73% of employees said flexible work arrangements increased their satisfaction at work!
Many companies are now offering flexible working arrangements as one of their benefits and it also is one of the most sought-after criteria for jobseekers currently. So it automatically becomes a handicap when competing for top-talent without having this as one of your benefits that you offer. It was even found that 76% of millennial employees said they would even be willing to take a pay cut for flexible working arrangements.
Experience working in different spaces and boost creativity.
Sometimes, it can be mundane to limit yourself to only the office or home. With coworking, you can work at different spaces – and having a change of space can be pretty refreshing and stimulating! Different coworking spaces have different amenities that you can explore. For example, some are open 24/7 for all the night owls out there, some even come with their own gyms and a lounge area for those who like to take breaks in between work.
Better mental health
There are many benefits that come with flexible work arrangements and one of the most important ones is better mental health reported by employees. Reduced travel time from working remotely means more time for other things, and working from home can also reduce the stress faced working in a fast-paced office environment.
If coworking is included in your hybrid work model, this is a benefit that you can leverage on. Most coworking spaces have a community of members with like-minded professionals and this could be a very good networking opportunity, especially if you are a small business who is just starting out.
We have seen the benefits of switching to the hybrid work model, but we can definitely understand that it is not easy to make that switch from the traditional office work arrangement to a hybrid one.
Lucky for you, we at FLYDESK are here to provide the solutions for you and accompany you on this transition!
Our hybrid FLYDESK App is your perfect companion to kickstart that transition to the hybrid work model at your workplace. It comes with an array of features such as:
- Employees location work planning
- Shared office space management
- Extra workspace on-demand (Desks & meeting rooms globally)
- Workspace access credit management (One bill for global workspace accesses)
- Team check-in for work visibility
- Personal work performance analytics
- Team work & office usage analytics
- Flexible & remote work insights
The best part is, you can always just put in credits on the app as a company – and your employees can simply use these credits and obtain access to day passes and meeting rooms across our wide network of coworking spaces, in one single invoice! Extremely hassle-free and convenient, which is perfect for you to start out with.