Welcome to the second episode of our six-part Origameo podcast series. Following on from last week’s upload which focused on:
This time we look at hybrid working. A hybrid workplace is a flexible model designed for employees who spend time both in the office and working remotely. But it’s not as easy as simply coming in, for example, three-set days a week.
If you did, you might never see certain colleagues, not have the right resources to hand when you need them, or fail to match your workloads.
So, what is the ‘best’ ratio between home and office?
The former head of research at HB Reavis, Iva Kleinova, talks through the key points in the podcast.
“Research shows, that on average, the benefits of working from the home peak for a lot of people at around 15 hours a week (which is about 2 days a week)..”
Iva also explains how the purpose of the office is evolving. That increasingly, they’re used mostly for important meetings, social interactions, mentoring, development, learning, and collaboration and creation.
Which can mean big challenges around either having too much real estate, or people jostling for desks.
The best way forward is to think about your people’s needs and the types of work activities they perform – and structure the space and its usage. And this podcast’s the perfect starting point.
All the signs are that adaptability will be one of business’ key skills for years to come – so all this is good practice anyway!
Enjoy your time and get this valuable information in 10 minutes with Origameo talks.
At Origameo, we use our technical expertise and years of experience to design offices that fuel productivity, enhance company culture and help employers reach their goals. We redevelop offices as often as we design completely new workspaces. But in every case, we adapt everything to their people’s needs – and that usually means embracing hybrid working.
About the authors
Iva Kleinova was the Head of Research at HB Reavis and the creator of the series content. Nick Oakley is an Asset Manager at HB Reavis UK and the moderator of this series. Jana Straková is the Product Marketing Manager at Origameo by HB Reavis, and Eva Vavrakova is Workspace Strategy Lead at Origameo. Both of them supported and supervised the whole podcast creation process. Christopher Svitok is an intern at HB Reavis, and Callum Fraser is an intern at HB Reavis UK. Both of them contributed to the production and post-production of this series.