Hybrid Highs

Oct 14, 2021

Many companies have started to introduce choice to colleagues, allowing people to choose the days that they would like to come into the office the days that they would rather work from home.  With the offer of a new 'hybrid' working arrangement, many have started to work a ratio of 3:2, with 3 days being in the office and two working from home. 

The most common days to work from home run either side of the weekend depending on work commitments and as a result, these members of staff are working TW&T days (as seen on twitter) which stands for Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  

Understanding that employees are faced with two different working routines, how do we ensure that we get the best of both worlds, and reduce the chance of a two tier culture?  The first thing to realise is that there are advantages and disadvantages of both working arrangements.  The predicament that many are faced with is extracting the best parts of working...

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Back To Normal? Or not...

Jul 08, 2021

From the film, The Karate Kid (1984), Mr Myagi said if you walk on one side of the road, safe,  walk on the other side of the road, safe,  but if you walk in the middle of the road sooner or later you get squished just like a grape.  Now let’s imagine that working from home was one side of the road and working in the office was the other, we don’t want to become the grape!  So let’s consider, how will hybrid working work?

For some, working from home had significant advantages. Whether it was saving commuting time as well as money, getting more done with less distractions or even keeping on top of the washing pile.  But with this new-found-freedom there was also more pressure to be organised and committed to getting the work done. 

From surveying hundreds of employees, working from home was not great for everyone. Some had young children that required attention and others didn’t have suitable desk areas to create a work...

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