Introducing the new normal: The hybrid work

Punit Thakker/ December 3, 2021/ Productivity/ 0 comments

Getting up early to catch the train, going to the office, attending physical workshops, and seeking face-to-face communication have undergone a steep learning curve since 2020 – owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Earlier, face-to-face communication was considered to be more effective than any other digital form of communication because of its clear and non-verbal cues.

In the new normal, virtual collaboration is essential for any meeting or online webinar. Many tasks can be carried out more efficiently in the virtual space while other, physical workshops/offices are left out as there is no appropriate solution for implementing them.

Many businesses, thankfully, have risen to the occasion, offering digital tools and online resources to help people transition from working in an office to working from home, and Google Workspace is one of the best.

If you haven’t heard about hybrid work then let us introduce you to this new world that is here to stay for a long time.

What is Hybrid Work?

The hybrid work model is a new concept that combines both remote and on-site work. It helps in creating a flexible work schedule rather than working around a desk in a physical office job.

Employees have the option of dividing their time between working from home and going to the office.

In addition, it is similar to remote working in which employees work from home, but it’s not entirely remote. Companies, on the other hand, keep their actual office spaces but they can use them differently than in the past.

How Google Workspace is contributing to the new normal?

In their company blog post, Google announced that they would be adding more features to Google Workspace focusing more on user experience for anyone who is working on-site or working from home.

  • ‘Rooms’ are now rebranded as ‘Spaces’, and will be the new dedicated platform in Workspace that will facilitate information sharing and track your project progress.
    Spaces will help in the formation of communities and teams.

    It is tightly integrated with Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Meet, and Tasks – making it even easier for users to engage in topic-based conversations and brainstorm if necessary.

  • In the Meet software, Google has also incorporated a feature that allows team members to designate their virtual or physical availability for meetings and choose their working location in the Calendar.

    Meet calling will be accessible soon at all Workspace endpoints, allowing for more spontaneity in connections. Ad-hoc calls, such as chats, contact cards, and spaces, will be possible with these improvements.

How can an organization benefit from the hybrid work model?

For effective management of a hybrid workforce requires combining the benefits of remote work with collaboration opportunities in the physical workplace environment.

Here are some of the key benefits:

Enhanced Productivity

Letting your employees work from home has been frowned upon due to concerns that they will be less productive. When compared to traditional office & remote employees are frequently shown to be more productive.

The hybrid work approach combines the advantages of both. It blends remote employees’ higher productivity with physical office spaces for in-person cooperation and communication.

Employee Satisfaction

One of the most sought-after benefits you can provide to your employees is a better work-life balance. Employees using a mixed work model have more flexibility in terms of when and where they can work. As a result, employees now have more flexibility in scheduling their work around their personal life.

One of the main advantages of the hybrid work model is that it allows you to provide your staff with more flexibility. Additionally, this increases employee job satisfaction.

Reduces Business Expense

Increased productivity and high employee satisfaction are the key advantages of a hybrid work model, but there’s another advantage: cost savings for your company.

With higher employee satisfaction, your organization will save money on staff turnover and the costs associated with finding a newly qualified individual to fill a skilled position.

The hybrid work model not only boosts the productivity of your current staff but also results in higher-quality work for your clients and increased profitability.

Key Takeaway

Remote work and work from home environments are here to stay.

As more and more businesses are returning to work, CTOs and IT organizations must prepare for the technology, work culture, and training to support both geographically distributed project teams and workgroups with a combination of in-office and remote employees on any given day.

While we all muddled through last year even though the work technology and practices were reactionary but not planned.

Want to implement the new ‘hybrid work’ at your workplace? Here’s how Shivaami can help you

Cloud Technology is a huge market and Shivaami Cloud Services have been in this industry for the past 16 years and have catered to several clients helping them transition from the conventional way of storing information to cloud computing services.

No matter the business size, Shivaami Cloud Services as an authorized Google Workspace reseller can help you with your digital transformation. We can help you in choosing the right cloud solution for your business.

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