Most of the discussion in the media centers on the above-mentioned question of the hybrid work model – in other words, how many days should an employee spend in the office? In the process, another important question often falls by the wayside, because it is also crucial which work should the employee do in the home office and which in the office?
Depending on the scope of this work, the time spent working in the office or in the home office should be the right choice!
Our tip: Analyze on an employee or department basis the individual work packages according to whether they should be done in the home office or in the office and then decide how much home office is possible.
The following activities are generally well suited for the home office:
- Research activities
- reading in
- Preparing plans, evaluations and presentations
- Writing concepts
- Online training such as tutorials or (video) podcasts
The following activities are conditionally suitable for the home office (or can work with the appropriate technical equipment and the ability to integrate remote workers (read our tips below))
- Informing (e.g. team internal news)
- Customer contact (consulting, negotiation, service)
In our experience, the following activities are more successfully handled in the office
- complex discussions & decision-making meetings
- getting to know each other (recruiting or onboarding)
- employee feedback meetings
- problem discussions
We as a video communication company have intensively dealt with the challenges, but also with the opportunities of hybrid working and have compiled many more important and interesting facts in our first whitepaper of our hybrid series.
Curious now? Then download our Hybrid Working white paper here, or simply send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and have it conveniently sent to you!