IVCA Feature: The In-Office, Remote or Hybrid Workplace...How Are Companies Adapting?

September 29, 2021

The changing of the workplace, which began in 2020 when everything flipped at once and adaptation was on the fly, is still in a process of transition. Continuing within that state of flux and one year later, there has been an unprecedented evolution in how we work … in space, definition and “new normal” issues. In a second in a series, here are some online article/podcast observations on the models for hybrid and remote work.
Inc.com, The 5 Hybrid and Remote Work Models for Your Business
As a leader, hybrid and remote work are likely top of mind. But when leaders talk about hybrid and remote work, they often mince terms. There are many hybrid and remote work models--it's important to get clear on what you're actually talking about.
READ HERE: https://www.inc.com/rebecca-hinds/the-5-hybrid-remote-works-models-for-your-business.html 
EnterprisersProject.com, Hybrid Work Model: 4 Best Practices for Fairness
The future of business seems to be hybrid work – combining office and remote work. How can leaders ensure an equitable, positive experience for all? 
READ HERE: https://enterprisersproject.com/article/2021/6/hybrid-work-model-4-best-practices 
Jostle.Me, Blog: Pros and Cons of the Hybrid Workplace Model
Some companies just simply can’t afford to fully work remotely, so their offices remain open. In this article, Chloe Jacobs from Deputy examines the hybrid workplace model closely.
READ HERE: https://blog.jostle.me/blog/pros-and-cons-of-the-hybrid-workplace-model
MossAdams.com, How a Hybrid Workplace Model Can Boost Employee Efficiency and Engagement
The hybrid model will likely replace conventional workplace norms, evolving how companies manage business operations, employees, and the client experience. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies had limited work-from-home policies. However, the remote workplace has uncovered unexpected operating efficiencies—and many businesses want to retain and improve upon them to attract talent and boost financial results.
READ HERE: https://www.mossadams.com/articles/2021/06/hybrid-workplace-model-pros-and-cons 
Forbes.com, The Unintended Consequences Of The Hybrid-Work Model
The prevailing return-to-work hybrid model could turn to unintended disastrous consequences … [a] gamut of companies that are offering employees the opportunity to work two or three days a week in the office, but also provide for a substantial amount of people solely working remotely.
READ HERE: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackkelly/2021/05/25/the-unintended-consequences-of-the-hybrid-work-model/?sh=118a62c93b69 
Paycom.com, Podcast: The Next Step: The Future of Remote Work Solutions
Guest: Nicholas Bloom, William Eberle Professor of Economics at Stanford  University … according to Bloom, “the fully remote plane is about to crash. I’m surprised it’s lasted this long — probably only due to the social capital we’ve built prior to the pandemic.” He now believes “hybrid is really the sweet spot long-term.”
LISTEN HERE (36 Minutes): https://www.hbs.edu/managing-the-future-of-work/podcast/Pages/default.aspx 
Freakanomics.com, Podcast: Will Work-from-Home Work Forever?
The pandemic may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean we’ll return to full-time commuting and packed office buildings. The greatest accidental experiment in the history of labor has lessons to teach us about productivity, flexibility, and even reversing the brain drain. But don’t buy another dozen pairs of sweatpants just yet.
LISTEN HERE (48 Minutes): https://freakonomics.com/podcast/work-from-home/