Remote Working is Here to Stay

The hybrid workforce - where people work both remotely and on-site, has its pros and cons, and surveys show most employees like the freedom it gives them. Corporate Culture expert Lawrence King says companies that demanded their employees come back to the office full time received some resignation letters. "This is a very real movement that is happening. For those companies that are in 'growth mode,' they really need to consider this as an option for retention of their stellar staff and for new hires." He says employers should carefully plan their implementation of their hybrid workplace to satisfy their own need to cut down on expenses and keep up collaboration and morale with their staff.

Longer Days and More Meetings --- Tales from the Crypt of Working from Home

Employees can split their work between home and the office - maybe home 4 days and office 5. King says most American employees feel remote work days are mandatory for their employment satisfaction and businesses benefit as well. "It allows for the company to better manage office capacity - especially when there are workstations that are shared across the office." King says working it all out is not an easy task. "If the company is going to remote-hybrid path, they need to have some rigor in the programming they are putting together. Letting them share in the decisions of which days they will work from home and which days they will be in the office."

And which days they hold in-person group meetings!

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Young man talking on the phone in his home office

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