Over the past year, we have all had to adjust our routines and our mindsets, in both our personal and professional lives. In this new and constantly evolving landscape, it pays off to be flexible and open-minded. Luckily for you, AdvantEdge has over 30 years of experience in helping DC-area businesses manage transitions without a hitch!
Last year, businesses were thrust into a remote work model, needing to adapt on the fly as working from home became the safest option. As the world returns to normal, one must decide how to handle returning to the office. Some may choose to stay remote, while others will gladly come back full time. But what about both? The hybrid model is a combination of at-home and in-person office time. If your business is considering this option, here is what you need to know before implementing a hybrid work plan, and how a shared workspace can help you.
A hybrid work model is not without challenges and takes some planning to be successful. If you are part of a larger team, you need to coordinate schedules to ensure people have different days in the office, or that there is enough room for everyone to be safely distanced together. You will also need to take time to rearrange standing meetings. Plan group meetings for office days, and leave one-on-one calls for when you are in the privacy of your home. Each week, take a look at what is on your plate and determine which to-do list items are best suited for the workplace or home office.
Another consideration is your technology. Will you need a laptop to transport back and forth? Are all files uploaded to the cloud? What will be kept at the office or at home? Audit your work tools prior to beginning a hybrid plan to avoid frustration and delays. Implement services that are great for hybrid settings, such as Google Drive or Sharepoint, or buying a lightweight laptop.
A Space For Every Need
Hybrid work means you are not limiting yourself to one workspace solution. A shared workspace perfectly compliments this plan because of access to a variety of spaces. From meeting rooms to private suites to lounge areas, when in the office, there is a space for every need. Instead of needing multiple settings, all are under one roof at places like AdvantEdge Workspaces. The best part of a shared workspace is flexibility. In these uncertain times, you can confidently rent knowing you can size up or down depending on needs.
Although you might come to love your shared workspace enough to ditch hybrid, the reality is that having work-from-home days is still essential for many people. Hybrid work allows you to plan your schedule around your needs. This type of work fits around your schedule to create the perfect mix of shared and personal spaces.
Part-Time Schedule, Full-Time Support
Over the past year, we've seen a major increase in the number of professionals working from home worldwide. This transition has presented its challenges, but also shown us new ways we can be productive in our work and collaborate effectively with others. As we continue to redefine the future of the workspace, business owners may see benefit from continuing to have their employees work remotely or semi-remotely. There are some challenges to managing a remote team, but with communication and structure your team can be more productive than ever!
Meetings over video platforms are the norm these days, as people continue to work remotely. Sometimes a basic video call on your laptop just does not cut it. Professional video conferencing services in a shared workspace can take your meetings to the next level. You can conduct your meeting confidently, without interruptions, in the right setting. Here’s why you need to upgrade you video conferencing capabilities before sending out another calendar invite:
“How do you want to work?” It’s not a question someone who’s searching for shared office space often asks themselves. However at AdvantEdge, the how is just as important as the where when it comes to the types of office solutions we provide.
Last Wednesday was #NationalDogDay, and we celebrated everything that we love about our furry friends (as if we need an excuse)! While everyone adores their canine companions, did you know that having a dog may be able to improve your workday? A study from USC shows that having a four-legged roommate can decrease stress and increase happiness and productivity. Although many people have already seen working from home as the perfect time to get a pet, there are still opportunities to adopt or foster. Are you on the fence or have a partner who needs convincing? Here are three ways a dog can help improve your remote work experience:
Many teams are working remotely for the foreseeable future. Not physically being in the same space changes the needs of your business and the way everyone works together. While there is an adjustment period, there are many incredible tools that lend themselves well to work from home lifestyles. Here are our five picks for the most valuable tools that will make remote teams happy: