The workplace’s interaction with technology during the pandemic have accelerated trends such as digitization and automation, allowing more flexibility on how the work gets done. From the time- and location-flexibility, the industries now face the – of hybrid work arrangement. Hybrid Work is a flexible work model that supports a blend of in-office and remote working experience. It offers employees the flexibility to choose to work wherever and however they are most productive.
Due to its nature, hybrid work relies heavily on the internet and technology, hence the digital infrastructure plays a crucial role in the effectiveness of its implementation. The study sought to analyze and document the existing practice of establishments implementing hybrid work arrangement. Findings of the study revealed that --- Managers and employees need to be technology champions to allow more flexibility at work. Other infrastructure such as devices and equipment must also be adequate to the needs of the company to allow their employees to work remotely. Aside from the infrastructure, workplace culture and work-life balance also play a role in the effective implementation of this work arrangement. Work-life balance is amongst the top priorities of employees working remotely, thus building a culture of trust is essential to encourage employees and create a harmonious working environment. Aside from agreement or policy which serves a guideline setting the tone of the work arrangement, companies can also strategize their implementation which can include digital tools for collaboration, mechanism to monitor employee well-being at home, and virtual learning solutions, that can improve employee engagement.
KEYWORDS: hybrid work model, hybrid work arrangement, work from home, work from office, work from anywhere
RESEARCHER: Franchesca Rose S. Castillo