Navigating the New Normal: 6 Good Reasons for Having a Hybrid Work Setup
Companies and employees now embrace a hybrid work setup that involves not going to the office every day. Here’s what you have to know about it and why some people think that it’s a great idea.
During the peak of COVID-19, companies were either forced to close or operate remotely, which led people to work from home. In fact, 72% of companies in the Philippines operated remotely in line with the community quarantines. But as the lockdowns eased, adjustments were made in the new normal—including the introduction of hybrid work setups which 74% of US companies already use.
Given the convenience that comes with not going to the office every day, several Filipino companies, though not all, have embraced this work setup as well. In fact, a survey from Jobstreet showed that 46% of Filipinos now prefer this model. And it even reflects in their preferences when looking for a new job!
Defined as "a flexible work model that supports a blend of in-office, remote, and on-the-go workers," a hybrid work setup gives employees the choice of working wherever and however they feel most productive. Simply put, it's a working schedule that combines working physically in the office and working from home.
As companies in the Philippines restructure their work setup following the pandemic, we delve into the advantages of implementing a hybrid work setup for your company.
Reduces Commute Time
With Manila ranking second in terms of traffic congestion in the world, it's no surprise that many Filipinos have lost precious hours while stuck on the road. On top of that, commuters also struggle with the rising base fare of public utility vehicles (PUVs).
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