What a wild 16 months we have all experienced. This hasn’t been unique to Vog, in fact most companies had a tumultuous experience navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. Many companies had to shift all employees to a work-from-home model in under a week. While there have been reduced regulations and an ability to work from the office, employees are seeking hybrid models that will allow them to work from home, while keeping an office in their workplace.
Working from home has been mandated for months. This meant that the Vog office was quiet throughout the pandemic. With everyone working from home, we had to be more communicative, transparent, and trusting. Many benefits can come from working from home, and this is why many companies have adopted a hybrid model. With large companies including Microsoft, Google, and Ford adopting the hybrid model, there are clear rewards from working from home.
Let’s dive into the benefits of working at home to better understand why large companies have integrated a hybrid model into their operations.
The Power to Do More
When you have autonomy over your schedule you have the ability to do more. Whether you are the CEO or an employee, you benefit from time autonomy.
When you work from home, you have the ability to spend more time doing things you love. This is due to the fact that when you work outside of the home, you are required to commute and you are required to work certain hours. This reduces the autonomy you have over your schedule. That means the night class that starts at 5pm or your puppy obedience class at 8:30am aren’t things you can commit to.
People enjoy autonomy, and that begins with time autonomy. By embracing a hybrid model, employees can better schedule their days to match their schedules. This means choosing the days they come to the office, the hours they work from home, and the things they want to do outside work. It is freeing for employees to have the power of choice.
Increased productivity is every company’s deam. Increased productivity gives companies the ability to do more. It has been studied, and it was found that those who work from home tend to be more productive than those who work in the office. This is due to the fact that individuals who work from home tend to socialize less through work hours, and they tend to be motivated by what they can do outside of work hours.
While those who work from home tend to be more lonely and isolated, the hybrid model finds the balance between social engagement, motivation, and productivity.
The hybrid model has the power to reduce your business costs. While it may seem too good to be true, when you operate on a hybrid model, employee satisfaction significantly rises. This in turn leads to a lower turnover rate. This reduces your costs as you aren’t required to spend on human resources and recruitment.
When implementing a hybrid model, you can expect higher returns on your employees’ work thus leading to a lower burn rate. This ensures you are getting the best from your employees.
Here at Vog, we see the value in a hybrid model. Everyday is in the hands of the employees, and our success heavily depends on their ability to perform.
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