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Hybrid Workforce Wishlist: Keys to Remote Work Success

Written By Michael Ferrara

Created on 2022-12-31 01:51

Published on 2023-01-18 19:13

The pandemic has shattered the model of 9-to-5 work at the office. Working remotely has become a necessity for many during the COVID-19 pandemic. Companies have been forced to adapt to a hybrid work model, where some employees work from home and others work in the office. This new work model presents its own unique set of challenges and opportunities. Companies must adjust to a new way of working and establish guidelines to ensure that their remote employees are successful. To help companies prepare for a truly hybrid workforce in the post-COVID era, this article will explore the tips and strategies necessary for successful remote work. We will look at how companies can create an environment that encourages collaboration and productivity, as well as how to ensure that remote employees feel supported and engaged. By following the advice outlined in this article, companies can create an effective and productive hybrid workforce.

What is a hybrid workforce?

A hybrid workforce is a mixture of remote and in-office employees. A company may have some employees who work from home, while others require the benefits of working in an office setting. While the need for a hybrid workforce can vary from company to company, it is likely to increase during the COVID-19 pandemic, as the demand for remote work increases. With the threat of the virus spreading through public transportation, many companies will look to move their employees away from areas with higher concentrations of COVID-19 cases. This will likely lead to a rise in the number of employees working remotely as companies attempt to avoid the threat of COVID-19 and the inherent risks of public transportation. Hybrid workforces can exist in one of two ways: Employees can work at home-based offices, or they can work from home. Working at a home-based office can come with its own set of challenges, particularly when it comes to creating a culture of collaboration. Remote employees may feel more disengaged and find it harder to build relationships with colleagues. For this reason, many companies choose to have their employees work from home—with the added benefit of reducing COVID-19 risk.

Benefits of a hybrid workforce

Challenges of remote working

Establishing guidelines for remote working

Remote work requires companies to have a clear set of guidelines in place. Managers may need to be more explicit about their expectations and give more regular feedback. They may also need to issue more regular and frequent check-ins with their remote employees. To ensure that remote work is successful, companies should establish the following guidelines:

Tips for encouraging collaboration

Strategies for keeping remote employees engaged

Creating a work-life balance

Work-life balance is something that managers should aim to achieve for all employees, including their remote employees. While remote work can provide many benefits, such as flexibility and cost-effectiveness, it can also be harmful if it starts to impact employees’ lives outside of work. Having a clear set of guidelines in place, as well as regular check-ins with remote employees, can help managers to keep an eye on their remote workers’ work-life balance. Managers should also be conscious of their own work-life balance, particularly when managing remote employees. Working longer hours and spending less time outside of work can have a negative impact on managers’ work-life balance and can lead to higher levels of stress and burnout. This can have a knock-on effect for remote workers, who may be expected to work longer hours due to their manager’s absence.

Technology and tools for remote working

Communication tools: When managing a remote workforce, it is important to select the correct communication tools. This can include using communication tools that enable employees to use their preferred methods of communication, such as video, audio, or text.


Employees need the freedom to a safe and healthy work environment and access to reasonable accommodations in order to face the new trends of the hybrid workforce. Create the flexibility required to build resilience for your workplace, and, ultimately your success will be measured by the strength of your motivation to succeed.

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