Forbes: The Future Of Work: The Hybrid Workforce

Forbes: The Future Of Work: The Hybrid Workforce

Anna Convery-Pelletier Anna Convery-Pelletier is CMO at Radware, cybersecurity & application delivery for physical, cloud, and software-defined data centers.

Since the pandemic, employees everywhere have settled into a routine of remote work. As companies plan for the future, they are trying to decide on the best path forward for the future of work. The pandemic demystified the process of working from home and, as a result, many organizations are looking to a new hybrid model that combines remote work and office collaboration. While Covid-19 forced us into the “remote work” or “no work” ultimatum, there have been surprising benefits.

Increased Productivity And Improved Employee Satisfaction

The secret fear that employees working from home would be less productive proved to be a fallacy. In fact, according to my company’s recent global survey of 260 senior executives, C-suite executives revealed that remote workers significantly improved their productivity since working remotely. Increased efficiency may be attributed to not commuting, minimized workplace distractions and more freedom to work during the hours that are best for each individual.

Working remotely is one of the most desired offerings for job seekers. According to Mom Corps, (Corps Team) a national flexible staffing firm, 42% of employees would take a salary cut in order to have more flexible work options from their employers. The fact that employees are willing to take less pay in exchange for the ability to work from home shows the value that employees place on work-life balance. Respondents to our survey also found remote employees have improved their work-life balance and retention rates by 46%. With flexible work plans, employees tend to be happier, which makes them want to stay loyal to their companies.

 

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