The way successful teams work has changed forever. Companies and businesses are making innovative use of global workforce resources and flexible working arrangements in the continually evolving digital age. Remote working teams existed in the IT industrylong before the working protocols changed during the COVID-19 scenario. But, what are here to stay and shape the future of work in this industry are hybrid teams that cut across demography and geographies to pool-in their best output.
Hybrid teams are made up of flexible workers that are part of a distributed workforce. This means that resources that comprise the team have the flexibility and choice to work remotely, from office, or both. What appeals to members of such teams is the option that they have to work remotely or in office. Several offices apart from large corporates already have hybrid workforces in place giving staff the opportunity to work at least a part of the day or even few days a week, outside the office environment.
This approach to work is increasingly becoming popular among companies across business verticals that are into the tech and online businesses. The best part about working with hybrid teams is that you get the best resources from around the globe to work for you while they remained connected to your headquarter or base office. Even giants like Amazon, Google and Microsoft despite having huge office setups with all facilities have hybrid teams that are only growing in size.
It is projected that by 2025, Millennials are set to make up 3/4th of the global workforce. Furthermore, with Gen-Z set to become the most populous generation, they are going to be the predominant future workforce. Both these generations have grown up as digital natives and are known to value individual freedom fiercely. It is only natural that these highly tech-dependent generations are going to love to play with more advanced technology in the coming days. Working remotely as part of hybrid teams using advanced technology and devices is thus all set to shape the future of all workplaces!
Acknowledging the scenario, businesses are increasingly making the best use of Hybrid teams. There are several advantages of putting to use hybrid teams for your business and here are only some of them.
Remote working facilitates hiring of some of the best talents in the industry that would otherwise be next to impossible. Companies were known to suffer production optimization as the right resources were not available to come to work on location with them. This challenge is a past experience now with the rightly skilled resource filling up posts from remote locations. Training costs are down and team induction processes are less elaborate giving way to faster absorption and adaption that naturally ups production levels in lower timeframes.
Starups, small and mid-sized businesses can afford to hire such resources to develop their solutions from companies working with these hybrid teams. Development companies are naturally in a better position to offer dedicated hire of such hybrid teams to smaller organizations at more affordable rates as investments on such resources is cut substantially. This way, the benefits of using hybrid teams reach a full-circle!
As a member of a hybrid team, gives people the best of both worlds, of remote working and working in the office environment. While remote working gives them as humans the much-needed personal space, being able to work in the office for a few days or even selected hours ensure that they remain connected and bond with the rest of the team. The combination is best suited to project fresh ideas and novel solutions coming from talents who remain mentally and physically rejuvenated at all times. The model works best for all types of businesses that are in need of out-of-the-box solutions to give them the competitive edge in the face of all competition.
Flexible working environment ensures that resources are better placed to give in their best even in high-pressure situations. With minds being more relaxed and jobs less physically demanding in the flexible remote-office work environment, team members are a happy lot and more committed to their work. The relationship between co-workers and managers also improve, leading to a better employer-employee bond. The thrust is more on the enhancing productivity rather than on stressing on hours spent sitting in the office chair. Being able to work when one is at her/his productive best further lends weight to the hybrid team model breaking stereotypes. Having such a team working on a project is sure to give stellar outputs.
More and more organizations are modulating their in-house teams, giving them the option of being part of hybrid teams with flexible working options. In this model, everyone knows the precise role that is expected of them while collaborating with the rest of the team. It embodies the perfect model of freedom and flexibility with a cohesive guideline that binds the team together. Trained young and emerging resources are better disposed to work as part of hybrid teams as it best suits their mental disposition. Companies share the benefit of hiring the best talent pools without the restriction of geographies with businesses that are able to hire them for best results.
Welcome to the future of work with the hybrid team!