In today’s world of constant connectivity, the notion of a 9-to-5 job is becoming increasingly rare. To meet changing consumer needs, companies are adapting their work models to offer flexible options that best suit each employee and business need. And in a competitive market where attracting and retaining top talent has become a critical success factor, this flexibility is more important than ever.
Here are some top tips for choosing the best hybrid work model for your business.
- Know Your Core Tasks for Each Department
To separate roles and responsibilities, break down the core tasks needed to support your business from those more administrative in nature. For example, a head of marketing may need daily updates on campaigns and social media posts, whereas a payroll specialist only needs information monthly.
- Consider the Competitive Significance of Having Staff in Foreign Markets
Increasingly, businesses are expanding into foreign markets, and understanding how to navigate them successfully can be difficult and time-consuming.
If this is the case for your business, having remote or digital staff working in these markets may make sense from a cost perspective and in establishing better connections with local communities and customers.
- Know Your Internal Customers
Each department or team will have its own specific needs, so it’s important to know what they are.
What information do they need throughout the day? How does this differ for each team? Are there any gaps in workload, meaning that some roles may not be receiving enough information at certain times of the day?
Once you’ve identified the gaps, it’ll become much easier to decide what type of hybrid or flexible work model your business should offer.
- Determine Hybrid Hubs
Once you know where each department’s tasks and responsibilities lie, you can better determine their “hub,” or the section of hybrid work they best fit. If their work is particular and internalized, departments may need to work closely. If not, they may have a flexible, remote setup that is just as effective.
By creating high-quality hybrid teams, you can increase your effectiveness no matter where your team members are located.