At a time when a part of the workforce, which is one of the effects of the pandemic on the new world order, has switched to the remote working system, office designs suitable for hybrid work are in the focus of attention of companies.
Hybrid working method is the method of continuing work together in home and office environments. In today's conditions where the effects of the pandemic continue, the preference of company employees is the hybrid working method. This preference brings with it the need to redesign the working areas of offices.
One of the most important criteria of the hybrid working method is the inclusion of remote talents in the work process without paying attention to distances. According to this method, the criterion of being selected from the talent pool only according to the ability and competence to do business comes to the fore.
C. Melih Şamlı, General Manager of DIEM Engineering and Architecture, the only architectural company representative from Turkey selected for the Studio Alliance, a new community in Europe, stated that the effect of the "hybrid working" method on office design is on the agenda of domestic and international companies and said, "Offices, which are one of the important building blocks of companies to reflect their brand and culture, now have to reflect the hybrid style. Companies can now choose those who will work in a hybrid office from a very different and wide range. Without the concept of distance, it becomes easier to recruit people with high skills even on a global scale."
Increase in Productivity
C.Melih Şamlı pointed out that talent, knowledge-skills are important today, and the selection of talents from a pool has become widespread in the world: “Hybrid workplaces eliminate any geographical barrier that may restrict staff recruitment. In addition, studies indicate that approximately 77% of remote workers have increased productivity and demonstrated an improved performance. This increase in productivity and talent may be due to not being distracted by the social environment in the office environment and the uninterrupted working style. There are also increases in productivity, thanks to a better work-life balance.
“Work and Life Balance Achieved”
Şamlı added that the pandemic caused many changes in the working order and brought a new revolution to the working order: "The change in people's expectations of how, when and where they want to work has actually led all sectors to restructure. As the pandemic accelerated remote working on a global scale, more and more companies started to offer customized work experiences. With the hybrid working model, factors such as possible distractions were prevented, as well as paving the way for people's productivity. Thus, it allowed people to establish their work-life balance according to their needs.
While many companies discovered the hybrid working model during the pandemic, most of the companies continue their research and work on new solutions to increase employee motivation and productivity. Classic offices have been replaced by new generation offices that liberate employees and companies. In this way, employees have reached an environment where they have started to be more socially active and take more ownership of their work environment."