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Hybrid Working: The Trend for Businesses in 2021 (and Beyond)

Updated: Jun 15, 2021

In today’s blog, we will be detailing hybrid working: the trend for businesses in 2021 (and beyond).

From businesses opting for shared offices to workers favouring remote working, 2020 and 2021 have brought along sweeping changes to the business world. Here’s what you need to know about hybrid working…and how to leverage its benefits for your business.

What is Hybrid Working?

While hybrid working has no exact definition yet, its essence can be distilled into one word: flexibility.

In fact, hybrid work has multiple variations: some businesses take it to mean permitting employees to work a certain amount of days on-site and a certain amount of days at home; others permit full-time remote working; some combine the two or opt for shared office spaces to foster a more collaborative workspace.

In short, however, the great productivity and management success seen from the surge in hybrid working due to the COVID-19 pandemic is this: flexible office packages are perfect from both a business standpoint and an individual remote worker standpoint. (In fact, a recent survey conducted with Wakefield Research reports that 47% of employees would look elsewhere for a job if their employer did not offer flexible work opportunities!).

The Benefits of Hybrid Working

Hybrid teams collaborate differently (and, for the most part, better!): Say goodbye to conventional meeting structures and hello to time optimisation, the ability to catch key stakeholders at the right times thanks to the array of digital tools available, and the ability for team members to work at the times that are most productive for them personally.

Hybrid working makes it so your business can function regardless of the current COVID-19 restrictions: Hybrid working ensures that, regardless of the lockdowns, physical distancing measures, or mandates that come into play for businesses, yours can operate with minimal disruption.

A hybrid approach will give your business a technical leg up on your competitors: Some (or all!) of your team working from home or remote shared office spaces means that you’ll need to put a renewed emphasis on up-to-date, smoothly running technology.

Working in a hybrid manner encourages new ways of inclusion: With team members working separately from one another, it’s more important than ever that management focuses on inclusion. Checking in on team members and facilitating remote (or the occasional in-person) touch-bases can help to both keep team members on track and keep them firmly feeling like they’re a part of the team.

Come Visit Soho Studios Today for a Beautiful Flexible Office in the Heart of Wooburn

Is your business looking for a space to thrive?

Then come have a look at our co-working workspace options here at Soho Studios. We are thrilled to be in a period of soft opening and will officially be launching on 21st June 2021

A better way of working awaits. Let us show you around!

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