Flexibility, Trust, and everything nice in between are the ingredients to create the perfect employee dream environment. That is The Hybrid Work Model.
What Is Hybrid Work Model?
The hybrid work model is a new corporate approach where work expands beyond office walls and rounded table discussions. It offers talents an option to work anywhere when it suits them best and gives them a grip over their own lives.
Why Hybrid Work Model is the future of the software development domain jobs?
Understanding where we’re headed begins with reviewing how we got here.
It all began one rainy dark Thursday when the pandemic hit at full speed, leaving businesses and talents no choice but to work from home. No one had plans for remote work or even thought of making it; a rough start for everyone trying to manage the crisis that changed how everything works.
Fast forward to 2022 remote work is still here to stay and became a new reality, but new action must take place to fix problems that appeared in the fully remote work environment.
The hybrid work model allows businesses & talents to have the best of both worlds when they bring the office and virtual world together. The future was MADE.
Hybrid Work environment, pros & cons.
But is it all fun and games? The hybrid work environment has its pros and cons. Let’s dig deeper into it.
Hybrid work model pros
Work/Life balance for employees:
The working model is based on inclusivity, empathy, and TRUST. Providing the team with flexibility and room to breathe ensures they meet their responsibilities with full appetite & high spirit.
It paves the way for more family connection, work-life balance, and funny kid-meeting interruption moments.
Many talents find they are most productive when they don’t have fixed work hours and have the freedom to work when they feel best.
Saving time and energy means getting more done daily.
Fix the “lost in translation” problem:
Some talents may find emails an easy communicating channel, others prefer phone calls, instant messages, or real-time conversation.
Hybrid accommodates everyone, but only if planned right. Include all the communication tools, best practices, and the right rules to manage them.
Fix the “employee isolation” problem:
Offers the choice between working at the office or remotely for talents.
The office will become a communication central hub, hosting collaboration experiences, team bonding, engagement, and education training.
Hybrid work model cons
The model isn’t all sugar and honey.
If managed poorly, a hybrid environment can be the exact opposite of a healthy & productive one.
Many talents may feel overwhelmed instead of enjoying it. They may feel stressed about keeping up with work and staying organized.
Some may feel the need to do their job beyond their normal working hours, leading to a decrease in productivity and burnout.
Team loyalty weakening:
As the hybrid model becomes the norm and employees spend less time in the office. The loyalty & devotion to the business can decline if the management neglected to invest in culture.
The skills every developer needs to suit a hybrid work environment
In the past, a coffee break or lunch with the team was enough to be informed about office happenings.
Now, working remotely may create a communication gap. Talents need to improve their networking skills and come up with new ways to keep in touch with colleagues.
Communicating with eagerness, courage, and certainty is essential to creating a smooth workflow.
Trust is a two-way road.
Managers need to trust talent’s abilities to deliver, and talent must have faith in managers to assign tasks fairly.
Establish Work-Life boundaries:
In the Hybrid world, it's easy to lose track of time.
It’s important to set start and stop times for every task with exceptions only to time bounding deadlines that may require a few extra hours. This is crucial to help avoid burnout.
Hybrid isn’t anything new at MD-Labs.
We adopted this approach so early; our board members’ vision was very clear for the company’s work environment. It is all about creating remote, productive, & efficient development laboratories.
“Hybrid adheres with MD-Labs core values of flexible and comfortable work environment and throws more light onto more important things such as productivity.” Mostafa Elkourechy
Hybrid was the way we worked even before the pandemic. This gave us a smooth transition when it all started.
“Hybrid allowed talents to be there for their families and their jobs at a hard time. That is Perfect.” Ahmed Abo Elmal
We already had communication channels set in place, and a clear vision to accommodate everyone, providing safety, flexibility, and a smooth work experience for every talent.
“Hybrid saved a lot of transportation hassle for our talents and made it easier for them to deliver with a smile on their faces. It cancelled out all the disadvantages of remote work.” Ahmed Samy.
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