Business View Magazine | Volume 8, Issue 6

13 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE VOLUME 8, ISSUE 6 T he early days of the pandemic brought many field workers, like those in manufacturing and construction, to remote work. However, the reality is that these industries had already started to find ways to perform jobs and tasks remotely long before the pandemic. Innovations like remote monitoring and operations were increasingly relied upon as lockdowns and social distancing made them even more valuable to organizations. These types of processes have made it possible for field workers to continue their pace of work, streamlining workflows and controlling costs. Now, as more of these workers make their way back to more full-time, in-person work, leaders must take steps to ensure a smooth transition into the hybrid work environment. Understanding employee preferences Before remote workers head back to full-time in-person work, leaders need to understand their communication preferences and how they perceive company communications. Understanding this employee mindset – both for onsite and remote workers – is crucial in navigating the hybrid workplace. Earlier this year, my team surveyed 1,000 full-time employees and discovered some insights that leaders may find surprising: Engaging with non-remote workers requires more effort: Onsite workers are not engaging with company communications as much as their Navigating the hybrid workplace By: Stacy Adams, Head of Marketing at Vyond