The 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. workday as we know it is on its way out, at least every day of the week. HR departments have already detected that they have to move and respond to the needs of workers and future candidates if they don’t want to have problems when it comes to retaining talent or recruiting.
During the height of the pandemic, many were able to work 100% remotely. Once the health measures were eased, a large portion have remained under a hybrid work model, with 2 or 3 days of telecommuting per week. On the other hand, there is no job interview where the candidate does not ask about flexible work as another condition, in addition to working hours, salary or vacations. A company that does not allow this possibility, showing a rigidity that does not go with the times and that invites the candidate to look for other horizons, gives a bad image.
In the beginning, young people preferred telecommuting and seniors preferred going to the office. Now juniors realize that they need socializing and coaching. There is no doubt that going to the office has its advantages, but not every day.
On the other hand, flexible work also has drawbacks depending on who, such as the problem of disconnecting with the home office. Employees want flexibility, to be able to change their routines and adapt them to their lifestyle, which is why the hybrid model is the most desirable. It is also important to develop flexible work well: if a face-to-face meeting is organized, everyone must attend it, because if someone does it remotely, he or she will be isolated from the others and will appreciate a different treatment, feeling a frustrating experience.
Managers play a decisive role and must lead by example and know how to explain whether they go to the office or not, and how it should be perceived by the employee. If a manager goes to the office a lot, that should not mean that the employee should lose his or her right to work in hybrid mode.
The transformation to flexible work also affects company headquarters, creating new spaces for conferences and teamwork, seeking the exchange of ideas and moving away from the traditional office concept. There is a proliferation of events away from the usual headquarters to achieve new experiences for employees and facilitate personal interrelationships, whether they are “escape rooms”, go-karts or “paintballs”.
The Nubeprint App facilitates flexible working for any teleworker who needs a printer at home. By simply downloading the Nubeprint App on their cell phone, they will be monitored and will receive the consumables before they run out, being able to carry out their activity without any problem and without the unpleasant surprise of running out of cartridges at the most inopportune moment: Murphy’s Law is fulfilled with an accuracy that borders on the supernatural. At the same time that the remote employee has all the comforts to be productive at home, the company keeps control of printing costs exactly the same as for printers installed in the office.
Source: Cincodias.elpais / Nubeprint