Hybrid working is the new term on everyone’s lips. Just as ‘agile’ replaced ‘flexible’ with the promise of better and more balanced working practices, so ‘hybrid’ is now being seen as the saviour of the 21st century workplace. If only it were that simple!
The pandemic forced a radical rethink in what was viable when it came to flexible working. In the space of less than 12 months employers who’d been doggedly asserting that working from home was impossible suddenly found that when push came to shove it was not only possible but had certain benefits.
As the focus shifts to a safe return to the office there’s a growing enthusiasm for hybrid working arrangements that combine an office base with remote options. If you’re an employer hybrid working is almost inevitable as we progress through 2021. And if you want to get it right here are eight things to consider.