Any business owner will tell you that finding the right people to join your company is challenging. You want employees who are loyal, hardworking and motivated. They might not always be smiling and laughing, but they should be engaged in their work and feel fulfilled in what they do.
Why? Because happy employees make a business better! A company is only as good as its workers. The more comfortable and motivated the staff, the better the team will perform, which means more satisfied customers and more money in the bank.
So how can you make sure your team is happy? One of the byproducts of the pandemic was the broad realization that a significant number of businesses could largely operate remotely.
The Benefits of a Hybrid Work Model
While performing some jobs remotely is impossible, companies realize that an increasing amount of work can be done outside traditional office spaces. If that approach sounds like it will fail for your business, consider that a hybrid model can actually emphasize collaboration while allowing flexibility to facilitate organizational growth.
What is a hybrid business model? Hybrid work is a flexible model that supports both the in-person team and remote employees working from home. There are many reasons why hybrid work benefits your business — especially if you’re planning on growing your team. Here are some of them.
More Project Flexibility
A hybrid model provides the greatest flexibility, as it allows employees to work from home or come into the office depending on their preferences or job requirements. This freedom allows teams to efficiently meet deadlines and make it through busy days without stressing over workplace distractions or the inevitable rush-hour traffic. The flexibility unlocked by hybrid work can also do wonders for people who process information and complete tasks differently than most individuals. Ultimately, productivity levels can increase thanks to employees managing their time more effectively and doing specific tasks at times they know will be the most fruitful.
Although remote work has become more common in recent years, in-person collaboration can still be critical for some types of work. A hybrid model allows employees to collaborate in person when needed while still allowing for remote work for other tasks. An added bonus is that with different people easily collaborating across time zones, it empowers you to develop new ideas, solve problems and make things happen faster than ever!
Greater Hiring Pool
Having the infrastructure to hire and work with people remotely can be a game changer for the types of workers you can employ. With hybrid work models, companies across industries can source talented prospective employees from anywhere around the world. In a marketplace full of bosses who refuse to let their employees have remote flexibility, companies can attract the best and the brightest by offering remote and hybrid opportunities as part of their employee perks.
Improved Social Connection
While fully remote work can be convenient, it can also be isolating for some employees. A hybrid model that allows for some in-person social interaction can help maintain employee morale and engagement. Individuals can come together in person for team-building activities, brainstorming sessions and client meetings, which can lead to more innovative and effective solutions. This type of collaboration can also promote a sense of community and shared purpose among team members while also allowing them to get to know one another better.
A hybrid model can help businesses save on real estate costs, as they need less office space than a fully in-person model, which can be particularly important to reduce overhead expenses. Plus, if your business takes advantage of coworking and private shared office spaces, there’s potential to network and collaborate with other organizations sitting across the hall from you.
The Proof is in the Pudding
There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to work environments, and that’s OK. At Comprise, we are flexible and willing to try different methods to see what works best. We’ve found that a hybrid business model is a valuable tool to take advantage of the best parts of in-office, remote and on-the-go working — and pass those benefits along to our employees and clients.
Don’t just take our word for it — our approach at Comprise is the perfect example of how a hybrid environment can foster award-winning work that keeps clients coming back (and referring their friends).
Personally, our hybrid model has been one of my favorite parts about working at Comprise, and knowing that I work for an agency that understands that life happens is reassuring. Are you interested in joining our award-winning hybrid team? Check out our careers page!