Managing and Restoring the Balance in Hybrid Working

By Chris Schutte

The tug of war between Working From Home (WFH) and the office, in other words Hybrid working, is an on-going battle between staff and bosses. Continue reading to learn more about effectively managing employees working from home.

The Challenges Of Effectively Managing Employees Working from Home

Some economists think that it is too soon to get rid of the ‘sweatpants’, they believe remote work is here to stay long after the Pandemic.

Bosses want people back in the office for many reasons; one very important one is naturally, “What I can see is what I can manage”.
Reality is that bosses need to be able to confidently manage this ‘new’ Hybrid working situation.

Different personality characteristics are not all suited for a remote work or home environment.

Research has clearly shown that there is a link between personality factors and the suitability for different working environments. This directly equates back to job satisfaction and job performance. This implies that certain people are more suited to specific working environments than others.

With this in mind; we developed the Remote Working Questionnaire (RWQ) to assess the specific needs a person has when working remotely or in a hybrid scenario.

Diagram for Effectively Managing Employees Working from Home

The Questionnaire measures 12 facets of remote working (WFH) under specific 4 clusters.

  •      Personal Needs
  •      Family Needs
  •      Contextual Needs
  •      Job related Needs

Managing and motivating staff can then be pivoted by the practical application of psychometric assessments for best practice of talent management and retention.

If you would like to learn more about the Remote Working Questionnaire and Hybrid Working get in touch with us through our contact page, or consider registering for one of our Remote Working Accreditation workshops listed on our training page.