Some companies are doing hybrid better than others. See what’s new in hybrid — and explore new ways to implement a hybrid workplace that works better for your company and employees.
Employees choose when they want to work in the workplace.
A company assigns which days they want their workforce to work on-site, often by team or work function.
Managers select the days and times they want their team members to work on-site.
A mix of the three hybrid models.
Multiple studies and real-world experience have shown that the greatest benefit of hybrid work environments for employees is having flexibility in their work lives. This means employees can work when and how they are most productive. As a result, they feel more empowered and better able to achieve work-life balance.
Two recent studies speak to this reality:
Hybrid workplaces are also healthier because they lower employees' exposure to viruses and other illnesses. Employer benefits include lower real estate costs, happier employees and the ability to hire without geographic restrictions.
As the pandemic taught us, almost anyone can adapt to a remote work-from-home model when push comes to shove. Thanks largely to modern technologies, even employees who prefer to work on-site, do well in hybrid work environments, because they appreciate the newfound work-life flexibility.
Creating the best possible hybrid workplace is essential in today’s world. It’s an expectation for employees who now are accustomed to working from home and enjoy greater flexibility in their lives. While companies have faced many challenges in adapting to the new hybrid work world, they are also finding that the advantages far outweigh the challenges — especially as they adopt new, hybrid-focused solutions.
See where you stand on creating an ideal hybrid workplace experience for your workforce — and how you can make hybrid work better in your organization.
Drag and drop the services you are currently offering from the list below to see how your current hybrid environment ranks. You’ll also get tips on how to make your hybrid workplace work better for you and your employees.
It looks like you’ve taken care of your employees — no matter where and how they choose to work. To help solidify employee loyalty, consider adding more perks that are not yet on your repertoire. The field is wide open for hybrid masters like you!
It’s obvious you’ve thought through the new hybrid work challenges and are implementing some engaging services to keep your employees happier at work and at home. However, there’s still some room for improvement. Have you considered all options — from grab-and-go breakfast items to satisfy your early birds, to a spa day to pamper your on-site employees, to delivering meals and snacks to your at-home employee’s doorstep?
NEXT-LEVEL HYBRID: Choose one more hybrid perk from any category in which you don’t already offer a service. The addition will likely help your employees’ on-the-job motivation soar to new heights.
There’s a reason your employees may resist coming into the office as much as you’d like them to — there’s little for them to look forward to. You can easily change that outcome by adding more delightful perks to the work experience. The options are nearly endless — from adding enticing dining services or pampering wellness experiences, to more comfortable work environments.
NEXT-LEVEL HYBRID: There’s room for improvement, but especially in dining services. Add one new option each from service lists A and B — and watch both your on-site and remote employees’ delight as they feel appreciated for all their hard work and contributions.
Oh no! While you may be pampering your on-site employees more often with great dining experiences and other perks, it looks like you forgot about your employees who choose to work from home most of the time. You may want to consider adding home delivery of meals or snacks to your hybrid workplace combination to make them feel more valued, too.
NEXT-LEVEL HYBRID: Let’s be honest, your hybrid program could use some work. Since one way to your employees’ hearts is through their stomachs, consider upping your dining services game. Why not start with a bang and add free meals — either as a welcome back special event or an ongoing service. Or you could add full on “parties” at mealtime with themed meals, costumes and decorations. One thing is for sure: your on-site employees will be impressed with your ingenuity and thoughtfulness.
When employees stopped dining on-site, the firm decided to draw back in with fun and unique ‘Instagram-worthy’ dining experiences, including:
One of the hallmarks of hybrid is a fluctuating on-site workforce. This company decided to spice things up by adding flexible new dining experiences to its inhouse dining services, including:
What do you do when your already slimmed down on-site workforce doesn’t participate in your on-site dining services? With only 52% to 69% of its on-site team dining in, this shoe manufacturer decided to honor employees’ cultural traditions by serving up cultural experiences, including: