One of the greatest difficulties in the work environment is finding not only the right work/life balance for yourself, but also the perfect balance that creates work/life success. Everyone’s formula is different, but we have found that working in a hybrid environment creates a whole host of benefits for the HIT team and many others.

What is a hybrid work environment?

A hybrid work environment combines in-office and at-home work time. In-office work could mean going twice a week to the office, in-person meetings with a client or attending an event on behalf of your company. In most company situations there is a schedule that employees follow of going in or staying home. This could be MWF workdays at the office, or the beginning of the week in-office, end of the week at-home. However the set-up is, if you are spending any of your time working from home then you have landed yourself a hybrid work environment.

Fear of the unknown

Some companies don’t offer hybrid work. If working hybrid is your goal, it is always worth discussing this with your management. Some companies are willing to try out this set up, while others seem less persuaded. The fear of the unknown comes into play here. Monitoring what their employees are doing throughout the workday is more difficult when part of the work is not being done in the office. For skeptics reading this blog, see statistics from Zippia below that may persuade you to join the dark side of a hybrid work environment.

  • On average, workers are 13% more productive when working from home, and overall worker productivity in the U.S. has increased by 5% since the start of the pandemic.
  • 77% of workers who work from home at least a few times per month show an increase in productivity.

Tips from us

When Covid-19 first hit, most companies went to a strictly at-home work environment. There was a difficult adjustment period for many. If you are entering a hybrid work environment it may come with its own set of adjustments. We have a few tricks up our sleeves that will make the transition easier.

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A hybrid work environment can be successful if you give yourself and your employees the time to let it be. We value work and take pride in the work we do every day, and we’re sure you do too. While our work is important, we don’t live to work, we live to live. Hybrid work environments promote productivity while allowing individuals to take time out of their day for a walk, a trip to their local coffee shop, or just a moment to breathe. Taking the space to work in different environments, and mixing up at-home with in-office will allow employees to enjoy life and their work.

Megan Valco is an Account Assistant at Haute In Texas. Currently attending UTSA, she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Digital Communications. Her hobbies include enjoying day trips to Fredericksburg and the beach, painting and finding new thrift stores to shop. After graduating, her aspirations have no limit as she plans to continue working in the PR and Marketing world, as well as, traveling and living across the U.S. and abroad.