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Considering a hybrid work model

Synopsis

Work flexibility is consistently cited as a post-pandemic trend, and many employers are already introducing hybrid work models in their plans. Pick up tips for making a hybrid workplace work for you.


Key takeaways

  • A hybrid workplace is a flexible model designed to support a workforce of both onsite and remote employees.
  • A thoughtful hybrid workplace approach combines the best aspects of an organization’s onsite and remote workplaces.
  • The practical application of a hybrid model will need to be what’s best for both employers and the overall employee experience.
  • Ask your insurance agent if you are eligible for the Texas Apartment Association Safety Group to take advantage of premium discounts on workers’ comp insurance and the opportunity to earn a group dividend based on the safety performance of group members.
  • For additional information contact communications@taa.org.

Work flexibility is consistently cited as a post-pandemic trend, and many employers are already introducing hybrid work models in their plans. A hybrid workplace is a flexible model designed to support a workforce of both onsite and remote employees.

In some arrangements, employees are onsite on set days. In other cases, employees may be able to request a specific schedule. Employers may also consider whether certain departments or roles need to work onsite or can be just as effective working remotely full-time.

Challenges of hybrid models
Like any new initiative or strategy, a hybrid workplace also has its challenges. Employees will be collaborating from varying locations and may even be using new technologies, impacting an organization’s culture and operations. However, employers can reduce the prevalence or impact of such challenges by being intentional about decisions.

Tips to consider
A thoughtful hybrid workplace approach combines the best aspects of an organization’s onsite and remote workplaces. To best accommodate a distributed workplace, consider the following tips:

  • Set clear expectations for which employees are eligible for hybrid work, and be transparent about any decisions.
  • Formalize hybrid work request processes.
  • Plan meetings that best accommodate all employees.
  • Consider how project management and communication channels can foster companywide collaboration.
  • Ask for and listen to feedback from employees.

Every organization will be different, and the practical application of a hybrid model will need to be what’s best for both employers and the overall employee experience. Reach out today to learn more about developing and managing a hybrid workplace.

The Texas Apartment Association’s Safety Group in collaboration with Texas Mutual offers members opportunities for discounted workers’ compensation insurance and dividends. Not all property and condominium management companies are eligible for the safety group. Members must provide evidence of safety programs and performance. Your agent can help determine eligibility. While Texas Mutual can’t guarantee dividends every year, Texas Mutual has returned $3.4 billion to safety-conscious policyholder owners since 1999.

For more information about the Texas Apartment Association’s Safety Group, email communications@taa.org.

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