Accelerating Hybrid Work


In recent years, hybrid and fully remote options have become the new way to work. More companies than ever are switching over to these types of work models. Hybrid systems can not only benefit employees, but it can also be a great alternative for employers. Let’s explore the benefits of hybrid work as well as the challenges that come with it and how to overcome them.

The 5 Cs

The 5 Cs concept dives into some of the most common challenges hybrid and fully remote workers face and how to combat them¹


Communication is key in any relationship, including your work connections. It can be challenging to maintain consistent communication when everyone is somewhere different. Remote work can also have technology issues that could create a communication barrier.

To combat this, you can find ways to keep in touch. Using a video communication service such as Skype can help to open up conversations between people in the office and those who are at home. Set check in times where employees who are at home check in through Skype, email, or a phone call to keep communications going.


Make sure to coordinate with workers who aren't in the office. Often times, remote workers can miss out on minor discussions and decisions, which can leave them feeling left out or cause them to fall behind on a task.

To combat this, make sure to send an email to everyone discussing any decisions made, not just big ones, but the small ones too.


Feeling connected to the team is extremely important for remote and hybrid workers. Social connections can be difficult to keep up when half of the team is not in the office. This can lead to a division between employees and possibly cause remote workers to feel less valued and become less committed.

To combat this, do team building exercises and/or trips. Play a game over Skype, do a team building exercise, or schedule a meet up, such as dinner or a group hike.


Creativity can often flow when a group of people get together and bring up their ideas. It can be difficult to conversate about ideas when the team is not in the same room together. The back and forth conversation can help to discuss creative ideas.

To combat this, have set times for brainstorming. Give a task and allow everyone to brainstorm some ideas on their own before connecting via video chat, phone call, or email to discuss together. Or schedule collective brainstorming for a day when the most employees will be in the office if working in a hybrid model.


When employees are all working together in the same office, a workplace culture grows. Everyone begins to understand how to work together and the best ways to get tasks done. They communicate expectations and have frequent talks with each other leading to a collective understanding of the company's culture. This can be difficult for remote employees to grasp since they are not in the office constantly socializing with their team.

To combat this, make the company's values known. Write up a short bio on company culture complete with values and expectations. Have a live view of the main office that employees can view from home to observe the office and help them feel connected to the team.

hybrid/remote work benefits

With hybrid and remote work becoming so prevalent in today’s workforce, it is becoming easier to do in a way that benefits the companies and employees. Working from home can give people a sense of control in their life, allowing them to feel less stressed and therefor more able to focus on work. Not having to commute to work everyday also allows workers to have more time to spend on their families and home life. As long as employers make sure to keep remote workers involved with the team, this type of work model can be beneficial to the company as a whole by allowing employees the choice of working in the office or from home to suit whatever option works best.

Is a Hybrid Work Model a Good Idea for You?

Take the time to weigh your options. In today's work culture, it is becoming more difficult to hire reliable employees to come into the office everyday. Consider whether or not your business requires in office employees or if remote work can be the new way for office work?

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  1. Haas, M. (2022, February 15). 5 Challenges of Hybrid Work — and How to Overcome Them. Retrieved April 24, 2023, from