Remote Vs. Office — Hybrid Remote working
Going forward, hybrid work culture is going to be the norm. Post covid working in companies is going to drastically different. No company is going to run the business like pre-covid days.
Companies are contemplating three different models, one that wants to go completely remote, the second one completely at the office, and the last one is an in-between model called the hybrid model of working. What we see is predominantly services companies moving toward a hybrid model. Increasingly companies are giving options to employees to either work remotely or in the office.
Since the Hybrid working model is soon becoming a norm, what is the impact on the employees? Here is what I feel the advantage and disadvantages of Hybrid Remote working
The advantage for choosing remote
- Flexibility, you can work at your leisure.
- Commute time to the office can be reduced or eliminated.
- Manage home and work at home. This especially helps the working mom and father to manage their kids and household.
- Your expenditure reduces a lot, eating and dining out with your colleagues reduces drastically.
- Save on rent, move out of the cities and low-cost suburbs
Advantage of being in office
- The primary advantage is career growth. Working out of the office has its perks. Employees stay in constant touch with their immediate boss or manager. This will create a proximity bias, and the manager will have a favorable opinion with the people he works closely with. Over the long run, employees in the office get better career prospects and growth.
- Being at the office helps the employee to know each other better. The informal communication that happens during water cooler corners is necessary to survive and thrives in the office culture.