Work from home or Hybrid, which is best?
Working from home has been around for a long time. And yet it’s still not the norm. In fact, if you ask any manager what they think about working from home, most will answer with something like, “It isn’t for me.” But I’m here to tell you that WFH is actually not only for you—it’s better than being in the office. Here are some reasons why…
Work from home, the new norm
Work-from-home (WFH) is the new norm. According to a survey conducted by FlexJobs, 71% of workers would rather work from home than in an office. Employees are increasingly looking for flexibility in their work schedules and WFH is the answer they’re seeking.
While working from home has its benefits, there are also challenges that come with this type of arrangement. For example, it can be difficult to stay focused when you have no coworkers or managers around to keep you honest about deadlines and responsibilities. More importantly, though, WFH can lead to isolation if not done correctly because it’s so easy for employees who telecommute full time to feel like they’re working alone when in reality they’re still part of a team–one which includes everyone across different offices or even countries!
In order for businesses today to offer their employees flexibility without losing productivity or revenue streams, we need creative solutions that allow individuals within teams across locations around the world to collaborate seamlessly together as if they were all sitting down together having coffee at one table while simultaneously typing away furiously on keyboards 🙂
The good and the bad of WFH
Working from home is an excellent option for many people, but it does come with its own unique set of advantages and disadvantages. If you’re considering working from home, here are some things to consider:
- Flexibility. Working from home offers greater flexibility than having a traditional job by allowing you to work when it’s most convenient for your schedule and family life.
- Reduced commute time or no commute at all! With no need to get dressed or drive anywhere in the morning, some people report saving hundreds of dollars per month on gas and car maintenance costs by working remotely.
- Better work/life balance. Working from home means being able to take care of yourself or family members without having to worry about how much time you’ll be away from them—and also without having anyone else’s schedule interfere with yours!
New ways to work and thrive
In the future, we will all work in new ways. We will work hybrid – a combination of remote and office-based working. This is the future and technology needs to change in order for this to happen.
The benefits of hybrid working are many: it’s better for your health, family life and mental health.
Technology needs to change.
Technology needs to change. It should be more flexible, more secure, more mobile, and so forth.
It has been years since our workplace technology was thought through properly—for the most part it just worked like magic to us. Now that we’re older and wiser (or at least older), we realize that groundbreaking new technologies only make sense if they improve our lives in some way or another—and they must do so while taking into account all of the other moving parts involved with getting work done in an office setting.
The best technologies are those that are intuitive by design: You don’t need a manual or training sessions because the system is designed from scratch with users’ needs front of mind; When you use it for the first time, you figure out how everything works on your own; And once you’ve used a product for long enough, any future updates are things that make sense for your workflow—not something forced upon you because “it’s cool.”
Hybrid is the future.
As you can see, both types of work have benefits and drawbacks. You now know the advantages of each model, as well as how to use them properly.
Now that we’ve covered what hybrid working is, let’s talk about why it might be the best method for you.
Hybrid working is growing in popularity and has been proven to increase productivity, which means that many people will prefer this type of environment moving forward. If your boss doesn’t understand this concept yet (or if they don’t think it’s worth investing in), try explaining why hybrids are so great!
Hybrid working is the way forward
Hybrid working is the way forward. I can’t stress this enough. It’s a mix of WFH and traditional work, which means it gives you the best of both worlds. This is not only the future of work, but it is also the way to go if you want to maximize your productivity and abilities as an employee or freelancer.
Hybrid working is simply awesome because it allows you to be more productive, while still being able to spend time with your family and friends outside of work hours. By combining remote working with traditional office hours (or vice versa), hybrid workers get both worlds: they have their cake and eat it too!
So, what’s the takeaway here? We covered a lot of ground, but the main point is that hybrid working is the future. It offers a way to work that is more effective and productive than traditional WFH or office work. Two days in the office and three days at home seem to be what a lot of companies are now opting for. Who would argue against coming into the office mid-week and sitting at home Monday and Friday and watching the “rush” hour traffic reports on the TV?