As we slowely approach the end of lockdown in the UK, the one thing that is certain is uncertainty. What “normality” will look like is anyone’s guess, and with conflicting advice around work arrangements coming from all angles, many employers are holding back on making any decisions. Much of the UK workforce was thrown into homeworking without much warning, but now employers and employees have had time to reflect on the pros and cons.
Over the past year many employers ceased leases on office spaces after seeing the benefits of home working and associated cost savings. Others retained central workspaces: the Institution of Engineering and Technology in fact took the opportunity provided by their Stevenage workforce being at home to bring forward their refurbishment project of Michael Faraday House: “The project started whilst employees are working from home during the pandemic, providing an opportunity to complete the work in a safe and efficient way, as well as speeding up the project timescale.”
As employers attempt to adopt best of both, “hybrid working” emerged, and many are citing that this will be a long-term arrangement. So if some of your team are operating in the office, and some are at home, how can you ensure everyone is equipped to succeed? Take a look at your intranet. The UK Sports Council hit the nail on the head when they said “During remote working, the intranet is essentially an extension of the office, so it is important to get it right.”
So how can your SMLWRLD intranet get the best out of hybrid working?
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