Post-pandemic, many companies have incorporated a hybrid work model for their employees. With that, there are a multitude of benefits but also some of the disadvantages that come with it. Employee satisfaction, work-life balance, and overall company savings are just a few benefits to name when it comes to hybrid work. However, it could be at the expense of camaraderie since people are not always in the office simultaneously; they may not feel as comfortable asking the team for help or offering help as quickly.
Instead of mandating specific days in the office, some companies have implemented special event days or mentorship programs that entice employers to come in. This allows them to choose what works best for their schedule while simultaneously getting more face-to-face time with the team.
As hybrid changes the landscape of work and the expectations that come with it, HR is also changing in terms of budgeting and training. Since there may be a cost cut with office needs, there may be an increase in cost for events and things that help overall company culture.
While many changes occur when companies switch from working in the office to offering hybrid options, there are easy changes that can be made to help teams continue with collaboration. Overall, creating an environment that can improve company culture will lead to longevity in employees and work-life balance, creating a productive work environment.