Hybrid work news: data on hybrid work schedule, security threats

In this week’s episode of the hybrid work digest, we are taking a closer look at its impact on communities, challenges it brings forth, and ways to succeed in the workplace of the future. 

As always, we are keeping you up to date on new workplace trends by collecting resonant news and thought-provoking opinion pieces from all over the web. 

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1. How Hybrid Work Is Changing New York

The peak of the pandemic may be behind us but, anytime people consider coming back to normal, a surge of COVID cases follows proving that the fight with the virus is far from over. Thus, Midtown businesses in NYC are opting for hybrid work arrangements – and that decision is transforming the city landscape. 

2. 8 top companies with hybrid job openings (hiring right now)

During the pandemic, a lot of employees discovered that they want their next job to be a fully remote or hybrid one. The good news some of the biggest product teams offer hybrid job openings which is why now is the good time to explore new opportunities. 

3. Studies show 1 to 2 office days is the sweet spot for hybrid work

A new study on the optimal hybrid work schedule was released by Harvard Business School: it claims companies should ask employees to come in for 1-2 days a week. 

4. Wall Street Is battling to determine the nature of work from home

When big banks make decisions, they usually show a strong sense of unity, but post-pandemic work policy seems to be an exception. Wall Street companies are tackling the issue in different ways: some allow employees to work 100% remotely, others choose go hybrid, yet others want the entire team back at their desks.

5. How IT companies are reopening offices

At the same time, the tech sector is also working on designing post-pandemic work policies. Find out how Infosys, TCS, and other market players see the workplace of the future. 

Challenges of hybrid work

1. The burnout generation: are hybrid work models leading to burnout

Surveys show that balancing in-office and remote work can be exhausting to employees. Find out how impactful the burnout threat in hybrid workplaces is and what team leaders should keep in mind when fleshing out office return policies. 

2. Need for wellness in a hybrid workplace

One of the reasons why employees don’t want to be back to in-person work (even if just for a couple of days per week) is because of all the chaos and external distractions of offices. If you want to lure your team back to the office, building Zoom pods and “chill-out spaces” might be the right plan. 

3. Hybrid work creates challenges for young employees

Hybrid work puts new hires between a rock and a hard place, as they don’t get enough interactions with teammates and struggle to integrate into the workplace. 

4. Security concerns of hybrid work 

Out of hybrid work challenges, security issues are one of the most threatening. From connected home risks to public Wi-Fis, there are a lot of ways in which employees can expose sensitive information. 

Hybrid work tips

1. Five expert hybrid work tips

Work experts are addressing top hybrid workplace concerns (back-to-office anxiety, workflow and schedule adjustments, and others) in The Washington Post’s new article. 

2. Security tips for hybrid workplaces

As the metaverse and the concept of “office anywhere” become commonplace, team leaders need to become more aware of security challenges that come along wit the new working model and walk the extra mile to ensure data integrity. 

3. 3 tech questions a hybrid workplace CIOs should ask

Adapting remote working arrangements to hybrid workplaces puts extra stress on tech stacks, as organizations need to find new tools or change the way they apply existing solutions. To make sure they are building a functional workplace, CIOs need to start by finding the answers to fundamental tech questions. 

4. Tips for building a successful hybrid work policy

Theoretically, hybrid work brings the best of both worlds: the flexibility of remote and the collaboration of in-person work. To make the most out of it, team leaders have to create clear policies that don’t leave room for chaos or miscommunication. 

To see last week’s round-up of hybrid work news, check out our previous digest. To introduce hybrid work to your organization, explore innovative solutions like virtual offices. These platforms help team leaders connect with remote employees without limiting their flexibility. 
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