Five Mistakes to Avoid when setting up Hybrid Working
1. Don’t be a TW*T
If WFH was the acronym of 2020 then TW*T may just be the one for 2022… and you don’t want it! All surveys indicate Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are the most popular days for heading to the office. If you don’t set up clear rules and systems for balancing employee days in the office you risk overcrowding during the heart of the week and ghost town at the bookends. Set up your business like this and you’ll actually need MORE space rather than LESS in the future. You have none of the benefits of reducing desk numbers whilst needing to increase meeting spaces as your teams condense their interactions into just 2-3 days.
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2. Nowhere for a professional video call
Disrupted and Unprofessional Videocalls. When we are WFH many of us now have a strategically placed framed picture or pot plant to make your background ‘just so’ for those important customer calls. Back in the office at your open-plan desk, there are noise and visual distractions behind and in front of you. This is going to kill important focussed video calls, undermine productivity and cost business. Set up focus areas, that can multifunction as bookable places for video calls and private focussed work.
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3. Shortage of meeting spaces
There’s never a meeting room when you need one. Hybrid workers are going to condense more of their meetings into fewer office days so the demand for meeting spaces is going to increase. But don’t just throw up walls and build formal space. More informal, and better tech are likely to be key. Keep it flexible and meeting spaces can double up as hot desks, breakout, and cafe areas.
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4. Tech and ergonomic discrepancy
Love WFH, hate the office. Love the Office, hate WFH…Why?
Love where you work, wherever that may be. Make sure you don’t lose out on productivity and well-being by ignoring the importance of getting the tech and ergonomics matched up between office and home. From laptops and monitors to office chairs and desk space; employees need to transition seamlessly from WFH to the Office. Make sure you are working with a furniture and technology provider who can look after you equally well for home working and office solutions
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5. Lack of personal space
Embracing hybrid working and creating a vibrant, positive culture will likely mean a move away from ‘desk ownership’. If you don’t put in provisions for personal storage your office may end up looking like a teenager’s bedroom with coats and bags strewn all over the place, making it very difficult for employees to feel comfortable and confident about arriving at the workplace to set up and ‘work’ for the day.
As individuals, we still need to feel we belong, and a secure place to call our own is important. Lockers for personal effects allow everyone to organise and keep hybrid spaces clutter-free and available to book and use by all team members.
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