For many of us, life is starting to feel like we are finally able to find a new “normal”. A new routine for our lives. There are an increasing number of vaccines are being administered each day and restrictions around the world are being lifted. Companies are starting to make long term policy around remote working. Many companies have embraced the Work-from-Anywhere model, allowing their employees the freedom to move or travel while still performing their duties. Others are working towards a hybrid model where employees are expected to come into the office as needed or even a few days a week. We even see some businesses which will be expecting its workers to return to the office full time, although they know they will need to be flexible for the foreseeable future.
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At the same time, workers are taking the opportunity to revisit where and how they want to raise their family. Working-from-anywhere has allowed them in some cases to move to other locations. The possible challenges this brings to companies means that even if a company wants to have in office employees, they will likely still need a work from anywhere policy.
There is a lot that will need to be considered by companies wanting to have their employees largely based out of a centralized office. Will you allow flexible hours or split shifts? Have you considered the layout of your office space and if/how it provides social distancing? Do you still need the same amount space? Do you need less? More? What policies are required for the hybrid model?
Over the next few weeks, we will be diving deeper into the things to consider around managing your hybrid workforce and creating a work from anywhere policy.
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