Hybrid work is a type of flexible working arrangement that combines remote and on-site work. It enables staff to work in different settings from home, office, or any other location as needed.
With technological advancements, hybrid work has become increasingly popular as it provides organizations with greater flexibility and agility in their workforce management. Here are five main types of hybrid work types available for businesses. To find out which work system benefits your business best, you can book a keynote on site or contact me here.
Types of Hybrid work
I’m not making a definitive list or prescribing preferred models here. Still, I try to open the conversation on some of the most common models I’ve encountered in organizations seeking ways to find the balance between a great career and a meaningful life.
The Office-First model is a hybrid work arrangement where employees primarily work in a workplace but can work remotely occasionally. This type of arrangement is best suited for organizations that require in-person collaboration. It is also beneficial for companies that must adhere to certain regulations or have a specific workflow requiring face-to-face communication.
Designated Teams Hybrid Work Model
This type of hybrid work allows specific teams to work remotely while other teams remain in the office. This model can benefit organizations that need specific teams, such as sales or customer service, to be physically present in the office. It also helps to ensure that remote teams have the same access to resources and collaboration opportunities as those in the office.
The Week-By-Week Model is a hybrid work arrangement where employees work from the office on a set schedule for one week and from home the next week. This hybrid work type of arrangement is best suited for organizations that maintain in-person collaboration and collaboration for most of the week but still need to give employees the flexibility to work remotely when needed.
This type of arrangement can reduce costs associated with commuting, office space, and other associated expenses while also providing employees with greater flexibility and control over their work schedules.
At-Will and Remote-First Models
At-Will Model is a hybrid work arrangement where employees can choose when and where they want to work. This arrangement is best suited for organizations that want to give employees greater flexibility and control over their work schedules.
The split-week model is a type of hybrid work that enables staff to work remotely for part of the week and from the office for the other part. It is ideal for organizations that offer in-person collaboration and meetings while allowing employees to work remotely. This model is beneficial in terms of productivity, allowing employees to have a better work-life balance.
Asynchronous work style
No matter what the hybrid model is that your team will start using, the core of a good working model in a knowledge organization is first to define its async-first process and only then to seek how hybrid work models can support it, and not the other way around.
Hybrid working arrangements offer organizations great flexibility, allowing them to adapt their workforce quickly and cost-effectively to changing business needs. Organizations can better determine which model works best by understanding the different types of hybrid work.
Koen Blanquart is an author, keynote speaker, and strategy consultant. Being a digital nomad, Koen operates worldwide, while he considers New York his home base. In his most recent book, Koen gathered tips and methods of digital nomads to manage a remote workforce and hybrid work. Koen explains how asynchronous and remote work is critical in creating a high-performance workforce in his most recent book. Whenever Koen finds a chance, he’s out and about with his camera.