WHAT IS A HYBRID WORKING
Currently one of the most popular forms of working practice in the post-pandemic world, hybrid working refers to the mix of working in the office and working remotely.
- Over the years during the covid pandemic, no area has experienced more rapid change than the way we work. We change from traditional office working to remote working or working from home.
- A positive outcome of Post-Covid, employee expectations are changing. The majority
of the office workforce now has a choice of environment and location when it comes to where to work from – and it’s keen to utilize that choice.
Green Yellow – 5,500 sq ft
A HYBRID OFFICE
Is a combination of remote and in-office working arrangements. In this hybrid workspace, some employees are required to work from the office, while others can choose to work from home.
Creating a hybrid space is subjective and has to be people-driven. Each business will have a different requirement according to the personal preferences of the individuals and the type of work they have to deliver.
THERE ARE 4 MAIN TYPES OF SPACES THAT ADAPT IN HYBRID OFFICE
- Social: Collide & Gather
- Meet: Connect & Learn
Meeting room/ training room.
Meeting pod (semi-private).
Brainstorm / discussion corner.
- Focus: Time to get thing done
Workstation: 67% Fixed desk for 50% staff and 33% Hot desk for 50% staff work remotely.
Private room for Director/ C-level.
Phonebooth & Private pod.
- Balance: Work + Life
Gym/ Yoga area
Nap/ Relax area
MANE – 12,900 sq ft
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HYBRID WORKING
- Encourage work-life balance: Hybrid workplaces are often designed to use resources as flexible as possible, making full use of technology with internet platforms. Therefore, even working remotely, employees can still easily access the information and interact with everyone.
- Boost productivity and experience: employees are empowered to use different spaces based on their task, mood, or style.
- Support to increase brand identity and recruitment: workplace becomes one of the factors to consider when applying to a job. A hybrid workplace that maximises comfort while respecting the privacy of each individual, will be easier for companies/ brands to recruit and nurture talents.
- Improved Employee Wellbeing:
People with experience of hybrid working tend to say that it gives them more freedom and autonomy over where and how they work, and that it allows them to spend less time commuting. Together, these changes have had the effect of improving the work-life balance of many hybrid workers and of making them generally happier.
Hybrid working benefits to organisations:One of the most stubborn misconceptions surrounding hybrid working is that while individuals stand to gain massively from these new ways of operating, the benefits to organisations themselves are far less clear. This is not the case. Moving into a new world of work, hybrid working is likely to offer a significant competitive advantage to those organisations that are able to make it work.
Reduced real estate costs to organisations:To start, there are huge financial benefits available to organisations bold enough to embrace hybrid working. Put simply: organisations that do not need to provide a desk in an office for every single one of their employees will be able to save huge amounts of money by reducing the size of their office footprints. Real estate costs – particularly in large, affluent city centres – can be colossal. Less space equals less rent.
Ability to grow headcount without added space costs:Due to the less demand placed on workplace utilisation, hybrid working presents an opportunity for organisations to shrink their office footprints and thus significantly reduce their real estate costs. But many organisations are tied into long-term real estate deals – for a range of reasons – that make office downsizing difficult, if not impossible. The silver lining for these organisations is that they are now in a position to significantly increase their employee headcount without incurring any additional space-related costs.
Hybrid working benefits to society:Whereas the benefits of hybrid working to individuals or organisations are relatively easy to measure, it can be quite difficult to quantify the benefits that these new ways of working bring to society in general. We can, however, make a number of quite general points about the far-reaching, societal impacts of hybrid working.
Environmental benefits:Hybrid working promises to have a hugely positive impact on the environment. With fewer workers coming into the office each day, the need for huge office spaces is significantly reduced. Smaller offices not only mean reduced rental costs – they also mean reduced office pollution.And if fewer employees are required to come into the office every day, or travel overseas for business, then pollution associated with commuting (cars/trains/flights etc.) is also likely to drop.When rolled out on a global scale, these changes – relating to office footprints, commuting, and business travel – are likely to mean that the amount of carbon being produced by the corporate world is going to plummet – a major win for society.
Higher employment rates:If knowledge workers are able to apply for jobs based in a wider range of locations, and if organisations are able to hire from a much larger pool of candidates, then job postings for these kinds of hybrid roles are likely to be filled far more quickly than those that are strictly office-based. This will likely mean that rates of employment are consistently higher in countries where hybrid working has been widely adopted.
CORPORATE HYBRID OFFICE
For the years, we have been helping many of the companies to determind, design and deliver office fit-out and refurblishment projects, creating workplaces that empower staffs and grow businesses.