Hybrid working has become an efficient post-covid strategy, and employers are starting to see the benefits after months of remote work. When done right, hybrid working fosters an employee-centric workplace experience and offers the option of dividing the work locations according to a schedule pre-established by the university.
Here are some benefits of this new work schedule for both employees and the CSU.
In a hybrid work model, employees have the flexibility of working on campus and in their home office. They can split their time between the two based on the agreement set with their department supervisor and CSU policies.
For some, working remotely is a dream, but it can mean a lack of human contact and productivity for others. That’s where the hybrid work model helps. It’s a combination of remote and onsite, mixing the advantages of both.
Employee Benefits of a Hybrid Work Schedule
#1 – Increase employee productivity
Contrary to popular belief, a hybrid work schedule can increase employee productivity. When employees are in the comfort of their own home, many can work on their tasks more effectively without distractions or interruptions from other employees. It can also increase overall productivity for the university and the employee’s personal life.
For example, employees can use scheduled breaks to take care of simple tasks where they may otherwise have needed to take time off work to get done.
CSU has a lot to gain from this increased productivity, and employees who are better able to balance work and daily life generally perform better at their job.
#2 – Increased employee satisfaction
As we mentioned earlier, employees benefit from a hybrid work model when it comes to productivity and work-life balance. This, in turn, can dramatically increase employee satisfaction. Many employees report a decrease in stress when they work according to a hybrid work model, which creates a happier workforce.
#3 – Open the door to more talent
Employees may be more accepting of traveling long distances to the campus if they can work part-time from home. This means that you can employ people who live further away from the campus. This leads to having a larger number of applicants for various positions. Giving employees the option to work with a hybrid model can greatly increase your ability to draw workers from a larger geographical area.
#4 – Increased trust between the university and employees
Hybrid work models place a lot of trust in employees and receiving that trust from their supervisors can significantly improve the relationship between the parties. Employees with managers who truly believe they can take personal responsibility for their job duties generally perform better and excel faster in their work lives. Flexibility in one’s work schedule creates a good relationship between the employer and employee.
CSU Benefits of a Hybrid Work Schedule
#1 – Hire the best candidates.
Now that working from home is an acceptable alternative in many professions, candidates look to work in organizations with this option. Therefore, the CSU can attract the best job applicants by offering the opportunity to work from home.
#2 – Increased employee performance.
It is widely known and agreed that happy and satisfied workers tend to be much more productive and have a better overall performance. In addition, these levels of satisfaction also allow employers to reduce the degree of employee turnover.
#3 – Increase productivity
A hybrid scheduling model can offer flexibility and empower employees to work to the best of their strengths, increasing productivity. By fostering a culture that sees remote work as a positive alternative, departments can find a good balance between creativity and collaboration.
If the future of work lies in innovation, then the hybrid work model is the practice of this concept. The impact of this model is already visible and encompasses everything expected in terms of modernity and efficiency within the labor market.
The advantage of this action is to provide organizations with opportunities to optimize staff investments and provide professionals with a higher quality of life.
A hybrid work schedule provides physical and psychological benefits, plus more personal time due to not commuting to work and creates a better work-life balance. This balance creates a higher level of employee satisfaction.
If the university adapts to the hybrid work schedule, it can take CSU to the next level and maximize productivity in many departments. The hybrid model used to be considered an alternative work style. But as more employees demand flexibility, it has become even more common. As a result, organizations must meet the needs of their workforce or risk losing talent to employers who do.