Transition to blended work environments
Remote work has been implemented by many companies, especially during lockdowns. Nevertheless, not all teams have the technology to enable their workers and keep the level of connectivity they need to keep business as usual.
With work happening anywhere, it’s important to have an office space that can handle both a physical and virtual environment. Smart offices with digital information will replace “traditional” and outdated office setups. Technology tools will help merge physical and virtual meeting spaces and will enable clever, interactive, and fully personalised assets that will replace centralized teleconferences.
A distributed workforce is becoming much more accepted in today’s economy. When given flexibility over working location, teams tend to thrive. Allowing team members to work in an environment that is most productive for them will pull in great results. For some, working remotely full-time may work well and others still prefer a traditional office setting. A flexible structure allows you to adjust for staffing, adapt to workloads and varying schedules.
Communication is key in the hybrid working setting. Regular team meetings and task management tools will help people tackle big projects so that work can continue, even when workloads shift, and time zones split up the working hours. These are two great tips that will help your team thrive in this new workplace model.
Everyone keeps talking about “the new normal” when it comes to work. It’s not remote work or workplace social distancing (these are only elements of a greater change). The new normal is a blended work environment. Technology, flexible work schedules, and changing social policies all play a role in the rise of a distributed workforce.
The evolution of technology will improve the tools available to office workers and virtual meetings with real-time translation will replace teleconference. IoT systems will enable clever, interactive, and fully personalized offices while AI will eliminate some repetitive office tasks and improve virtual collaboration.
Smart offices with digital information will help merge physical and virtual meeting spaces, while technology solutions will help maintain a smooth flow of staff. By implementing agile methodologies, teams will easily swift responses and generally favor innovation processes.
A distributed work environment is a workplace modeling theory that bridges the physical and digital workplaces into a single concept that supports the entire workforce.
With clearly defined goals, blended hiring practices and added adjustments to accommodate remote workers, you can foster a blended workforce that provides new opportunities for growth, innovation, and flexibility in your organization.