Launching the Hybrid Work Plan as We Return to the Office
Well, everyone is in the process of returning to the office. Whether you have been working from home throughout the pandemic or not, it likely feels like a great change to us all. It could be harder for mothers to find childcare, making the need for hybrid work plans essential. There are plenty of other potential reasons, like caring for family members and others that could keep the need for remote work to continue, at least on a partial level.
Even though so many of us have seen our cities drop the mask mandates, returning to the office places us much closer to one another than we have been for so long. So, how do we manage this without knowing whether the people around us are truly vaccinated or not? It is definitely going to take some time and practice to get these next steps set up properly.
Some things to consider when dealing with work during this still trying time come up to many issues. Some of the different including the following:
- The Tension Between Individual and Organizational Needs
- The Tension Between Short-Term and Long–Term Needs
- The Question of Control
- The Need for Connection and Communication
- Employers Must Compel Workers to Return Rather than Force
- Employers Should Embrace Complexity (e.g. hybrid work)
Some important things to remember about the remote work that was required of so many people during the pandemic was the increase of stress and anxiety that came with the situation as a whole. It’s not as though the pandemic has completely left us yet, and there is still plenty to worry about being in enclosed spaces sitting so close to those you might not know so well. With all of these workplace concerns in mind, the hybrid work plan is definitely a great option at this next phase for many offices.