From the industrial age to the age of technological advancements, ways of working have changed drastically. The new-age employees are utilizing tech assets, which makes the work process simpler to handle. Thanks to IoT, even in the pandemic, people have been able to do their job without visiting the office on a daily basis.
Though the transformation to digital working hasn’t been such a great experience for all people, it definitely created better opportunities for people who have been living far from their workplace. And in the current scenario, companies are even hiring people living in different countries having enough experience and knowledge to support their industry.
As we can see, the competition for finding new talents has been growing fiercer than ever. And because of the better work flexibility, employees also seem quite comfortable joining the appropriate positions. But along with all these things, companies also have their concerns about online cyber security and insider threats.
To further understand the new problems and concerns due to these changes coming in the ways of working, here we are discussing its effects, benefits and also tell you the right tech solution to overcome all problems.
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What’s The New Way of Working?
Before 2 years, if someone had predicted that there would be a single company that would allow their employees to work remotely, it would seem like a gag. But now you can see that it has already become a reality. There were some companies who prepared themselves way earlier than the pandemic started. Of course, after the first wave surge, many companies started implementing technological solutions.
Initially, it started with concepts like mobile office, flexible workspace where people can connect digitally and work together. Earlier, such things seemed quite complicated, but nowadays hybrid and remote work conditions have become common.
Hybrid/ Remote way of working is here to stay for some more time…
After the decline of the first wave, people have thought that everything would go fine, and organizations will start opening their workspace for employees. But what really happened is the opposite. The second wave of the pandemic came with a greater impact on society. And it seems due to the new variant “Omicron” people are still skeptical about moving to the office workspace.
Though the various business sectors have got enough time to recover through this period of time, we can see that many organizations are utilizing every possible method to give a secure and safe workspace to their employees.
In fact, based on a study, we found that 64.4% of employees and 66.5% of managers spend their time working from home, which contributes to covering the minimum workspace at the office. Also, we have seen many positive experiences of hybrid and remote work, as it has become easier for employees to manage their work-life balance thanks to including work from the home culture in firms.
On the other hand, as the year 2022 is coming closer, we may expect to see more people in the office workspace. But still looking at the current situation, employers are considering a hybrid plan where employees have the flexibility to work remotely or from the office workspace based on their work and own preferences.
Challenges of Hybrid Ways of Working-
Though we have discussed how great a hybrid work model is, there are still some concerns about it as well. Due to flexibility in the working pattern of employees, the management tasks have become really tough. Also, some employees didn’t like the concept of working remotely from an isolated place. Rather they would be happy to work from the office where they can engage, collaborate and converse with other employees.
Of course while working from the office people have the advantage to have direct conversation, conduct meetings and better collaboration. But nowadays technology is advanced enough to handle such things. Still we can’t say for sure that there aren’t any challenges to hybrid ways of working.
Here we are showing you the challenges of hybrid work with solutions using which you can overcome them.
Misalignment Between in-Office and Remote Workers-
It’s been a serious concern that hybrid work causes time difference issues between remote workers and in-office workers. Since remote workers are allowed to have flexibility with work time, it becomes difficult for office workers to collaborate with them.
The solution to this problem is preparation in advance. With proper planning, management can create a schedule of ongoing tasks and projects. And accordingly, assign relevant tasks to employees working during that time zone.
Workplace Maintenance Cost You More-
When an organization allows both work from home and in-office working options to employees, the employer needs to bear the extra cost on the maintenance of the office. And along with that, they should also provide the devices and software setup to employees who are working remotely.
The solution to this problem could be easily sorted by cooperating with other coworking companies. You can even look for a workspace with a distributed area where several small offices work together.
Task Management & Team Work-
A person in a team leader position must know about each project and tasks on which employees are working. Here remote work can play a tricky role, as it can cause a slight gap between workers and team leaders. And that’s what makes it difficult for the team and their leader to work together, overcoming all deadlines.
Nowadays, we have tech solutions like EmpMonitor, which allows the people at the management level to look at the work of executives and associate employees. They can keep track of ongoing tasks. And accordingly, even new tasks/projects are on the to-do list of employees.
This technology is not only great for managing remote workers but also for office workers. It gives the leader full visibility of deadlines and the ongoing tasks/project. So accordingly they can manage the work schedule of each and every employee and improve their productivity.
Onboarding of Employees Need Revamp-
With hybrid ways of working, there is always a duality on how to onboard employees. Due to remote work, the transmission of information from management to new hires may not be as smooth as it should be. It takes more effort and expense to train interns that could become an overburden for the company.
The simple solution to this problem is by enhancing the digital communicating system. That way, employees can easily telecommute and connect with their team leaders, and it would take less time to learn about the work process. Based on research, we found that in a hybrid work culture, employees also get enough opportunities to get human interaction, which also enhances teamwork and bonding between employees.
Various organizations around the world are making changes in their way of working and implementing new work trends in their firm. However, the process of these conversions hasn’t been quite a smoother experience for many. Thanks to the tech solutions we have – Employee monitoring, Project management, Productivity measuring tools that are allowing companies to overcome such challenges.
Are you familiarizing yourself with the above-shown challenges? If yes, then have you tried these mentioned solutions, or you might have relied on some other resources. Please share your own experience with us in the comments!