Edgewood Pointe Towers is a Class A Office Building in the heart of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Our building was newly renovated in 2017 and provides a variety of floor plan options for you. With two 6-floor office buildings, you are sure to find the workspace to best support and represent your business!
The world of business has changed in the past few years. This change has to lead to a shift in the typical Monday through Friday, 9-5 schedule and has evolved into a more relaxed policy. Companies have adjusted in various ways, however some have opted for a “hybrid” approach. Some businesses have had employees work in the office half of the week, and have given the option of whether or not they want to work from home for the remainder of the week. While the choice as a business owner is up to you, several business owners in the US have opted towards a Hybrid model.
With some businesses moving towards a hybrid work setting, this leaves plenty of office spaces to choose from. With a hybrid model, business owners give their employees the flexibility they want while still being able to reconnect at the end of the week as a team to discuss any questions. This benefits both employers and employees, as the hybrid model offers a “Best of Both Worlds” approach.
When thinking of the ideal hybrid schedule, there are a few types of hybrid schedule that your company should consider. The most common option is allowing employees to work from home or online on select days. The next is having a split-week model where half of the week a group of employees work from home, and the other half of employees work remotely. The last option is every other day. Whether you come into the office Monday, Wednesday, and Friday or Tuesday and Thursday, hybrid options may benefit some businesses more than others, especially those who need collaboration but not necessarily daily. There are several ways to master the hybrid schedule, especially considering each business model is different. Discuss with your team to determine the best way to implement a hybrid approach.
When considering a hybrid work schedule, there are a few things your team may want to consider. Some pros to this schedule are allowing flexibility for your employees and instilling a sense of independence in your employees, while also providing employees a chance to collaborate at their convenience when in the office.
A potential con of a hybrid work schedule would be lack of face to face employee management. Your team may sacrifice team collaboration, efficient management of all employees, and the ability to understand how your employees are managing their time.
While considering the pros and cons, having a home base for your business is critical. When things go awry, a Zoom meeting may not suffice as an in-person meeting when working with employees to troubleshoot or clearly communication changes or expectations. The hybrid approach is proven to be more effective than a full remote schedule, as your employees have the ability to regroup with colleagues and management when needed or desired. Your team will feel like a unit, rather than a group of employees working on separate tasks. Collaboration is incredibly beneficial for a company to create a cohesive approach.
Here at Edgewood Pointe Towers, we value community building and want our office space to be a safe place for your business to grow effectively. Contact Us or give us a call today at 319-408-8620 to discover available spaces at Edgewood Pointe Towers and speak with our expert leasing agents!