How can a hybrid workplace model boost employee efficiency?

October 13, 2021
As a combination of remote work and in-office work, the hybrid workplace model is proving to be a particularly successful way to organise your business. Once a rarity, remote work is now commonplace worldwide. While having to implement it because of Covid-19 might have been difficult at first, businesses have realised that it can improve employee efficiency. Maintaining this flexibility at work, whilst still giving employees the chance to go into the office, means that time spent on-site is also more productive. 

What are the benefits for employers? 

Turning your business into a hybrid workplace gives you a much wider range of potential employees. Does a great candidate live too far away to commute in everyday? No problem, they will only come in when they need to. As for cost effectiveness, you will see big savings in your employees’ commuting expenses. You will also no longer need an office big enough for all your employees at once, or as many office supplies and furniture. Perhaps one of the best advantages is employees’ increase in productivity. A hybrid workplace can help get rid of unnecessary interruptions. Working in an office is great for collaborating, but it can be distracting when you are in the middle of something, and a colleague comes over to talk to you.

How is cybersecurity affected by a hybrid workplace? 

One downside of remote working is that it brings a greater risk of cyberthreats. Without on-hand IT support to check out dodgy emails, employees may be more likely to click on malicious links. Also, their home networks are not always as secure as those at work, leaving them more likely to fall victim to malware. No need to worry, there is a way around this. The Zero Trust cybersecurity model is showing to be an effective way to fight risks. It works by using a range of technologies to restrict users’ access and constantly authenticate them.

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