“WE’RE NOT GOING BACK”: THE POST-CRISIS WORKPLACE IS HYBRID

The hybrid work model has been gaining a lot of attention and the popular consensus is that most organizations will incorporate some kind of work flexibility for the returning workforce. Therefore the hybrid workplace model will be widely adopted by most companies post pandemic.

 

This article by Jo Meunier (née Disney), AllWork’s Senior Editor for the UK and Europe shares useful insights into the benefits and expectations of companies going hybrid.

 

The future is hybrid. Yet, the hybrid approach will need a ‘tech wrapper’ to enable a better employee experience.
  • A survey by IDC carried out in August 2020 found that before the Covid-19 pandemic, 8.4% of people in the US worked from home full or part-time, and in the post-crisis future, that figure is expected to be 15.8%
  • Because flexible work has proven to be highly beneficial, the future will incorporate hybrid work. 
  • A hybrid approach combines the benefits of working from home with the core reasons we use offices. 

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How To Safely Reopen Your Coworking Space: A Curated List Of Steps

With the rollout of vaccination accelerating and COVID-19 restrictions easing offices worldwide are getting ready to welcome back the workforce.

 

Especially for shared flexible workspace operators one key area of concern is how can their coworking spaces safely reopen to members. This article by Cecilia Amador de San José, Senior Associate Editor of Allwork.Space offers some useful tips and safety measures coworking space operators can implement before welcoming their members back to their workplace.

 

These steps offer guidance on how to reopen your flexible workspace safely.
  • Operators are working to make their spaces safer as people begin to head back to the workplace.
  • Before people can safely and comfortably return to their workspace, some changes will need to be made.
  • These steps offer guidance on how to reopen your flexible workspace safely.

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The Hybrid Post-Pandemic Workplace: Preparing The Workforce For Change

As employees get ready to return to their workplace offices must change to accommodate them in a post-pandemic environment.

 

We share this article by Laura Vierling from Perkins+Will  which explores the design requirements of the post-pandemic workplace for the hybrid workforce.

 

“In a hybrid workforce world, it’s not only about the plexiglass. It’s about the person.”

UVA HR – © Halkin Mason Photography 2020

 

COVID-19 created a paradigm shift for the future of work. We may never return to “normal,” but the crisis taught us to be more mindful of health and safety, and that the workforce can successfully adapt as we navigate an uncertain future. To get to a “new normal,” the traditional office must be redesigned. But as we review social distancing, barriers, and directional signage, we also need to consider work protocols and individual behaviors. In a hybrid workforce world, it’s not only about the plexiglass. It’s about the person.

 

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