A few years ago, it was rare for an employee to work from home. Now, it has become much more common. As the world adjusts to work models of the future, there are likely to be changes to the nature of work whether fully on-site, fully remote, or somewhere in the middle. Here’s an overview of what to expect with the work models of the future.
1. Fully On-Site
Workers following a fully on-site work model must report to their offices or workplaces each day. There is little flexibility in where or when employees complete their work.
This model resembles what many perceive as the typical nine-to-five work day. However, while this model may seem rigid, there are still opportunities for flexibility in the workplace.
The fully on-site work model of the future is likely to provide workers with activity-based office spaces. Instead of only working in a cubicle, expect a variety of available areas including quiet spaces, lounges, collaborative spaces, and communal kitchens.
To ease the transition back to fully on-site expectations, many employers are investing in the comfort of their employees. Adjustable height tables and ergonomic chairs are one example of encouraging adaptability and well-being in the workplace.
The hybrid work model of the future can fall anywhere between fully on-site and fully remote.
Some workers may spend most of their time in the office with one day a week remote. Others might be almost completely remote, but report to the office a few times a month.
This model offers a significant amount of flexibility for workers. However, because there are some expectations for being on-site, the hybrid work model still requires that employees live in proximity to each other and their workplace.
Most workers seem to prefer this hybrid work model, because it offers flexibility while also offering a physical location. While on-site, hybrid workers can expect similar activity-based spaces as fully on-site workers. These spaces are perfect for collaboration or completing specialized, hands-on tasks that may be harder to do while remote.
3. Fully Remote
In the fully remote work model of the future, workers are never expected to report to the office. In fact, there may not even be an on-site location to report to. If a business goes fully remote, meeting places and collaborative spaces can become completely virtual.
With no requirements for location, coworkers can be spread across the country or globe, working from anywhere.
This work model may still have requirements for the times a person must be working, such as for meetings, but fully remote models may also result in a reimagining of typical work hours.
However, while employees who are fully remote may enjoy the most flexibility in their schedules, they do need a dedicated home office. Since this space may be small, it’s likely that adaptable accessories will become popular.
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