Dhruv Dutt, Founder, The Counsellor

Having received recognition, awards and many accolades for his work, Dhruv Dutt believes in strengthening Indian Businesses and Entrepreneurs which has made The Counsellor one of the leading professional & consulting firms in Delhi/NCR. Dutt has invested, founded and associated with multiple ventures across different industries and deeply believes that the Indian Youth have a lot to offer and can do wonders in the global business market given the right support and constructive guidance.

The onset of the global pandemic has created and introduced a tremendous transformation of how we used to work and how a world of work will look where remote and hybrid options will be playing a major role and will be quickly become an essential responsibility. 

Post-Pandemic we can find that the traditional 9 to 5 working models with a two-way hour are no longer the working norm for the working population across the world. The hybrid working model now comprises a mixture of remote and in-office work to provide support and flexibility to employees. Today’s working environment is almost unrecognizable compared to the office of the twentieth century. Video conferences and remote employees make up a significant part of organizational workforces. With demands to increase mobile and deskless capabilities, Workplace from Meta meets you where your work is.

To the fact Hybrid work and changing, employee preferences have made it increasingly difficult for companies to hire, retain, and engage people with the proper skills. 

The recently released Microsoft Trend Index 2022 found that over 65% of employees in India are somewhat or highly likely to change jobs in the coming year. This trend is further accentuated in younger generations. While across the globe over 52% of Gen Z and millennials want to change careers in the coming year, for Indian markets, this number is significantly higher.

What is a hybrid work environment

A hybrid workplace model mixes in-office and remote work to offer flexibility and support to employees. In a hybrid workplace, employees typically enjoy more autonomy and better work-life balance – and are more engaged as a result. Employers benefit by building a more productive, healthy, stable workforce.

In an easy language hybrid Work is an approach that designs the work experience around and for the worker, wherever they are. It empowers people to work onsite, offsite, and move between locations. Hybrid work also promotes inclusiveness, engagement, and well-being for all employees.

The idea of creating a hybrid workplace is the future of how organizations are going to function in the long run. It is here to stay where companies will have to make the shift and deal with the transition while maintaining productivity and increasing engagement levels.

The hybrid workforce is all about diving your working hours between the office and the home.Nowadays people go office for meetings, do collaborative work, and do the executive part at the home.Nowadays the exciting part is that youngsters,proffesionals get to have the flexibility of working which makes the hybrid working model enticing to both employees.

Hybrid working is improving 

The move towards remote and hybrid work was happening long before the pandemic, but, as with so many things, COVID-19 accelerated the transition. Businesses had to quickly overcome a myriad of challenges, from providing the right tools to managing productivity and morale in a dispersed team environment. After a few months, however, it was clear that there was no going back – because employees preferred this new, more flexible way of working.

Advantages of Hybrid Working

  1. Reducing Operation Costs-There are huge financial benefit available to organizations bold enough to embrace hybrid working. Hybrid model help to save everyday electricity internet and another cost too.
  2. Increased Productivity-With the increased flexibility of a hybrid work model, employees typically feel more empowered to capitalize on their strengths, which has a positive impact on their productivity. This level of autonomy to work from home or in an office, or a combination of both also helps increase employee satisfaction because it allows employees to feel a greater level of trust between themselves and their employees.
  3. Improved Health-Hybrid model working helps you to be fit mentally and physically also it gives you the opportunity to calmly work at home someday and some days in the office too. However, it also allows employees to explore more opportunities to improve their health and wellness because of this new flexibility. 

Hybrid working allows expanding your horizons

Looking to broaden your talent pool? In a hybrid work model, your company can hire talent from all around the globe. Having access to a wider talent pool means you can hire people with specialized skills. This can give your organization a competitive edge, help you move into new markets, and ensure around-the-clock productivity.

Thus,2020 taught us a lot about the way we communicate at work. As many of us transitioned into a remote way of working, adjusted our working hours around caring and family needs, and communicated primarily using technology instead of face-to-face, we unwittingly exposed the gaps in our communication tools.

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