The future of work is hybrid. Our CEO, Dirk Paelinck, and Prof. Dr. Kathleen Vangronsvelt reflect on the hybrid model's implications for employees, employers, and workspaces.
On 23 February, our CEO Dirk Paelinck and Prof. Dr. Kathleen Vangronsvelt from Antwerp Management School spoke about talent retention in the new hybrid workplace.
Why is the hybrid workplace model important?
Statistics surrounding hybrid work may certify what we already know, that hybrid work is here to stay. According to Marketing Week, hybrid working is important to more than 80% of marketers. The same sentiment is demonstrated right up to C-Level leaders. Quixy highlights the staggering statistic that over the next 12 months, 87% of the executives anticipate altering their real estate protocols. With so many transitioning to this flexible way of working, business leaders ahead of the curve have already turned their attention to optimising this hybrid model. The Brussels Times itself has highlighted how employees hybrid working has led to significantly lower short-term absences. For anyone with a stake in real estate or employee wellbeing (from Building Owners to Human Resource Managers), implementing new workspace management is at this stage expected.
The Covid-19 pandemic has shown us that people can work away from centralised locations, and still be productive and happy. For this reason, the hybrid model of working – also known as the Work From Anywhere (WFA) model – has recently gained a lot of interest. This way of working allows employees the flexibility to work from home, at satellite offices or flexible workspaces, and/or at Central or HQ locations. At the same time, employers can now access remote talent, reduce permanent office space, and benefit from employee productivity.
Hosted by Workero, Interoffices, the European PropTech Association and HRmagazine, this webinar saw our speakers touch on pressing issues ranging from:
- how employees will adapt to hybrid working,
- how hybrid working affects employee engagement, productivity, and work-life balance,
- how a task-based approach can help employees to decide when to work from home or from the office,
- what future talent will expect from workspaces,
- how property technology, know as PropTech, will shape our future work models and workplaces,
- and most importantly, what HR managers can do to prepare for a greener future and the changing needs of employees and employers.