A very insightful study by PwC on #remotework trends. Zooming on the 'physical office' conundrum, it seems like employers and employees have different expectations on what the physical workplace should deliver.
In my mind, I can see a promising middle ground that is the hybrid model. Simply because none of those factors quoted by both employers and employees are impossible to achieve while working remotely.
What I'm proposing (in fact, a couple of my clients are running away with this idea!) is the concept of 'Virtual Middle Place' (somebody has a snazzier moniker?) It is a hybrid workplace enabled by collaborative and interactive platforms such as Miro, Mural and Stormboard.
It is a middle place for an organisation where some people will choose to work from home, some in the office, and most will switch their environments once in a while. A very fluid working environment, yet always connected.
Using #virtualmiddleplace, facilitative leadership theories and techniques, I believe I can help organisations achieve the following easily:
- Increase productivity
- Enable effective work collaboration
- Enable, develop and evolve company culture
- Interactive meetings with clients and colleagues
- Training and career development
...and many other possibilities!
I'm very convinced that none of the above is impossible. Your thoughts? Are you working on something like this in your organisation?