Hybrid work environments are still on the rise, and they do not seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. For some leaders, finding the balance between working in the office and working from home has been a struggle, and how that impacts company culture. Office amenities like a gym room or the option to bring in a pet, were once sought after by employees. Instead, people are looking for a flexible work environment.
In the past, leaders were not as accessible or transparent about their business as they are today. To be more open about what is going on within the company, leadership teams are offering more insight into the business side of things. However, in doing so, they are challenged with ensuring they are completing their tasks while also being available for questions from their subordinates.
So how does one meet both the needs of their employees and ensure that they are getting their work done, all while everyone is working a different hybrid schedule? As a solution, companies are creating spaces that can allow for collaboration regardless of whether the team is remote or in the office. A great example of these solutions are rooms that have space for people to attend in person but also the technology to easily incorporate anyone who is working remotely that day.
Companies have started creating “neighborhoods” within the office. These environments hold a variety of spaces that can meet different needs for their employees. One area could include a space solely focused on 1:1 meetings, while another is more conducive for collaboration. While offering flexible options can be a challenge for corporations, there are several solutions that can be implemented that are conducive to productivity, it is just a matter of implementing them.