Build your hybrid organisation of tomorrow, today
It doesn’t need repeating that the coronavirus pandemic has boosted teleworking immeasurably. After spending 15 months away from the office, many have come to like working in the comfort of their own homes. A full return to how things were is no longer an option. Consequently, organisations need to start preparing now for a balanced hybrid way of working, combining structural teleworking and office work.
84% prefer to work from home at least 2 days per week
In May 2020, we already conducted a first large-scale teleworking survey to map the experiences of managers and employees after only a few weeks of being in lockdown. A year later, we’ve repeated this survey to compare how those experiences may have changed. Two or more teleworking days per week are by far favoured amongst the majority of participants (84%). More productivity, no commuting and a better work-life balance are indicated as the main advantages. However, the weariness of working from home full-time is starting to outweigh the benefits, and many long to go back to the office for creative teamwork and social contact with colleagues.
For a more detailed overview of our findings, you can download the teleworking survey 2.0 report here.
Start preparing today
So it’s no longer a question if your organisation will facilitate remote working, but how. Creating a balanced teleworking policy, engaging and coaching managers in this hybrid way of working, efficiently adapting your meeting structure, and optimising employee’s presence in the office through a registration system are only a number of crucial elements to do so. Nevertheless, many enterprises have not yet developed a teleworking policy nor have they put any guidelines in place.
How do you build a hybrid way of working?
A combination of office and home work will be the key to success in the new normal. Not by applying a ‘one size fits all’ solution, but by paying specific attention to your organisational culture and context and the needs and wants of your managers and employees. Creating a detailed NWOW vision for 2021-2025 must be consistent in four dimensions, which we call the 4 B’s. They encompass all kinds of hybrid working aspects such as:
- (digital) communication
- Coaching and management
- Culture and DNA
In preparing the approach, it is important to prioritise the identification of elements from each dimension that must and can be adapted in the short term to resolve important or urgent issues. We discuss these aspects in more detail in our white paper on hybrid working.
Download white paper hybrid working
Count on BDO in the NWOW
BDO is happy to help you develop a NWOW vision for 2021-2025. Based on the 4 Bs, we work together to determine which changes are needed and how you translate them into a balanced business case.
But we don’t stop there. You can also count on us for buy-in and the entire implementation process of the project, from training to project and change management. We will carefully assemble a multidisciplinary team with one project manager who coordinates all expertise. Feel free to contact us for no-obligation advice to assess whether a business case for hybrid working can be a positive step for your organisation.
Now is the time to act. Don’t hesitate any longer to contact our experts and discover what we can do for you.