Hybrid Workplace:
The New Reality Needs a New Approach

There’s no doubt about it - hybrid workplaces are here to stay.

In a post-pandemic world, employees are used to—and expect—flexible schedules, reduced commutes, and a work-from-anywhere mentality.

A full 83% of the workforce consider hybrid work as their optimal work model, reporting that it improves their mental health, relationships, and work-life balance.

With shrinking talent pools, offering catered lunches or ping-pong tables in the break room simply won’t cut it anymore. Employers must adopt remote-friendly work models in order to stay relevant, maintain employee satisfaction, and continue to attract top talent. Effective hybrid models can also save your bottom line, cutting down on real estate and management costs.

Staying on track in a hybrid world
Organizations are now faced with a million-dollar question :
How to create a hybrid work environment that still functions optimally?

A key concern, of course, is productivity. We’ve all heard of (or have been guilty of) remote employees toggling their Slack cursor while watching Netflix or listening in on a meeting poolside, margarita in hand.

Some organizations mandated constant webcam use or invasive computer surveillance to track remote employee activity, but these measures devastate team morale and company culture. How is an employer supposed to monitor employee engagement without onsite attendance? By stripping work down to what matters: outcomes.

Outcomes over hours

The key is to focus on results, not micromanaging time spent.

In an ideal world, when, where, and how long you appear to work shouldn’t matter. What matters is whether or not desired outcomes were achieved, regardless of time spent.

Even in-office, it’s easy to fake work, scroll through Facebook for hours, or spend weeks without producing results that substantively move the needle toward common goals.

A results-first approach allows everybody to focus on what matters. There's no need to micro-manage anymore. Re-orient leadership roles to emphasize mentorship and employee support, rather than supervising individual time-on-task.

Daytrip can help

With Daytrip, companies can create a strong hybrid workplace model by focusing on results.

The key to getting results is focusing on two things:

1. What is your long-term goal?
2. What's the most you can achieve in the next two weeks, that will get you closer to your long-term goal?

In most organizations, teams have an idea of the long-term goal. However, they don't have the rigor of setting short-term goals. They don't define what each team member is planning to achieve in the next two weeks.

Humans are naturally wired to chase targets. The problem with a long-term goal is that it doesn't provide short-term achievement rewards. That is why games have multiple levels, instead of one long journey. By adding the equivalent of levels to your work, Daytrip helps teams to focus, and motivates them to get to the destination faster.

As soon as you start defining and focusing on short-term goals in Daytrip, things like the place you're working from, the number of hours you sat in front of the computer etc becomes irrelevant. Instead, you'll see actual progress being made at a faster rate.

Everybody Wins

With outcomes-focused work management through Daytrip, organizations can enjoy tangible results, improved employee happiness, employee retention, and lower real estate costs.

Employees maintain flexibility, work-life balance, and autonomy over their own projects.

The effect? Improved outcomes, happier teams, and a work model that can thrive both in and outside of the office.

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