With lockdown restrictions proving that remote working is a viable option, UK businesses are now at a crossroads as to what the future of working will look like.
Why is it important?
A UK study has shown that 9/10 employees who have worked at home during lockdown would like to continue working at home in some capacity in the future. Consequently, a new mandate has been created for employers to build an effective hybrid workplace that caters for everyone.
However, with remote and hybrid working no longer being considered as just a ‘stop-gap’ solution, improvements need to be made to ensure long term success.
Why is Hybrid Working beneficial to your Company?
- Happier workforce due to greater flexibility
- Compete for the top talent and lower staff turnover
- Be at the forefront of modern working, ahead of your competitors
- Remote working shows no negative impact on staff productivity
- Less demand for office space means firms can reduce running costs
What are the challenges posed by Hybrid Working?
- Increase stress by not being able to disconnect work from home
- Lack of meaningful socialising and connection with colleagues
- Lack of visibility and outdated performance markers can hamper career progression
- Lack of opportunities to learn new skills for career development
- Working on various devices and networks makes cyber security more difficult
- Long leases on offices which are no longer appropriate
How Can PDCS Help?
Review - We review a selected suite of projects to understand the effectiveness of your current hybrid working model.
Ask - We interview staff throughout all levels of the business to understand the various perspectives from all key stakeholders.
Analyse - We present a draft Hybrid Working Assessment Report to senior leaders to discuss recommendations and feedback.
Affirm - Our consultants then feed that input into a final report including a roadmap for future progression and step change.
The Future of Hybrid Working
Without the right people in the right roles, 70% of projects fail. As change experts, it is our job to provide the knowledge and experience of how to transition smoothly and successfully, even in these unprecedented circumstances. PDCS ensures you have the right people and resources so that you can be at the forefront of this industry-wide change, allowing you to adapt to the new way of working and remain competitive in the short and long term future.
Read our blog on Hybrid Working for a more detailed report, featuring the sources and data to highlight the challenges and opportunities involved.