Crafting a Hybrid Work Plan For Your Business
Work from home or co-work? Why not both?
For many people, the benefits of working from home are clear: no commute, a more relaxed dress code, increased freedom to take breaks and structure the day as needed, and of course, the ability to spend more time with family and pets. But for others, the cons of working from home can quickly add up, including feelings of isolation, distractions from family and home responsibilities, and a lack of accountability.
This is where hybrid working comes in.
Hybrid working is a balance of working from home and working in person. It gives you the best of both worlds: the independence of working from home and the collaboration of working in person. The key to making hybrid working work for you is to find the right balance for your specific business.
Here are a few tips to help you get started:
- Define your goals. Before creating a hybrid working plan, you need to know what you want to achieve. What are your goals? What are your priorities? Answering these questions will help you figure out how much time you need to spend working from home and how much time you need to spend working in person.
- Find a co-working space. If you’re going to spend any time working in person, you’ll need to find a co-working space. There are many co-working spaces available, such as those from Office Evolution, so take some time to find one that’s right for you. Consider your budget, location, and the amenities you need.
- Set up your home office. If you’re going to spend any time working from home, you need to set up a home office. This doesn’t have to be a separate room, but you should have a dedicated space for work. Your home office should be comfortable and functional. Make sure you have everything you need, including a comfortable chair, a desk, and good lighting.
- Communicate with your team. If you have a team, it’s important to communicate your hybrid working plan with them. Let them know when you’ll be working from home and when you’ll be working in person. If you have team members who also work from home, you’ll need to coordinate schedules to make sure everyone has the time they need to get their work done.
- Be flexible. The most important thing to remember about hybrid working is that it’s flexible. Don’t be afraid to experiment and find what works best for you. If you find that you’re spending too much time working from home, add more days in the office. If you’re spending too much time in the office, take some days at home.
- Schedule your time. Once you know your goals, it’s time to create your schedule. Decide how many days you want to work from home and how many days you want to work in person. If you have a flexible schedule, you can mix and match days as needed. For example, you might work from home on Mondays and Wednesdays and work in person on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Scheduling can be a big challenge when you’re trying to balance work and personal commitments. But with Office Evolution, scheduling is easy and convenient. With our online booking system, you can easily find and book the perfect workspace for your needs, whether it’s a private office for focused work or a shared co-working space for collaboration and networking. Because our spaces are available on a flexible, hourly basis, you can always find the right balance between work and personal time, without having to commit to a long-term lease.
What better way to thrive professionally than to leave behind the traditional or home office environment and become a part of a coworking community? Call us at (919) 296-5697, or visit our website to learn more about how your business can fit into our Raleigh, NC, coworking community! Contact us today!