The Office For National Statistics has reported that home working in the UK has more than doubled. From October – December 2019 and January to March 2022, home working in the UK increased by more than 50% from 4.7m to 9.9m people. In this guide, we’re showcasing our thoughts on how businesses can adapt and even use this change to their advantage.
The stats clearly show that the way people work is changing. With that in mind, businesses should think about how they can better support their remote workers. Adopting a hybrid approach can also help you retain talent and get the right employees to work for your company. It’s predicted that the stats on remote working will only increase.
The stats only applied to those who worked at home – so there will also be a small percentage that rent an office space or even work on the move.
In February 2022, more than 8 in 10 workers who worked from home during the pandemic said they planned to adopt a hybrid work schedule. Of those workers surveyed, 42% were planning to work “most working hours from home”.
With flexible working becoming the new normal, let’s take a look at how your business can adapt and thrive, so your productivity and profit margins increase rather than decline.
Invest In Video Conferencing
Video conferencing should create an engaging, collaborative and efficient communication channel. Whether you want to bring everyone together for a team meeting or brainstorming session, or you have a formal meeting with clients or you want a 1 – 1 catch-up with a team member – having the right video conferencing should help you do this professionally and efficiently. For example, installing a display screen solution within your Boardroom to allow space for presentations and more call participants to be seen could help increase engagement and collaboration within your meetings.
A workforce that feels disconnected or that doesn’t receive enough support are two key factors that could make hybrid working less effective. However, video and web conferencing are key components to ensuring everyone is engaged and supported – whether they’re working in the office or at home.
With state-of-the-art technology, you should be able to deliver exceptional audio and visual quality for all your meeting participants so they don’t miss any important details.