With more employees able to work from home than ever before, and the coronavirus pandemic still dictating the terms of where and how we work, employees are settling into work from home. Just...not their current home. These days, more employees are considering the possibility of relocating to a cheaper area if work from home options become permanent. That introduces new challenges for employers—beyond remote work functionality. Companies have to consider how the trend toward relocation will impact their recruitment and retention, how they can educate employees, and how they can set up managers and employees for realistic, fulfilling remote work experiences.
Employees are demanding hybrid work. Managers are stressed about hybrid work. And since the confusion often comes from a lack of cohesive hybrid work planning, it’s time to take the stress off everyone’s plates and start planning for the future of hybrid work. For managers, mastering the art of hybrid work is all about communication, learning how to maintain productivity, sustaining your workplace culture in a hybrid environment, and, of course, safety.