In the last two years, remote and hybrid work models have been consolidated, thanks to the fact that they offer the possibility of giving business continuity in the face of various social conditions that make it difficult for employees to move, such as contingencies, quarantines or protests. However, companies have had problems adjusting to these new trends and are seeking to adopt them, without losing the possibility of returning to the offices in person.
Through the studio’Remote work, the need that drove confinement‘, carried out in the main Hispanic markets in Latin America (Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Argentina and Chile), Zoho found that employees and collaborators of organizations have a more positive perception of the hybrid and remote work model.
In a survey carried out between March and April, among employees and directors of Latin American companies, fully remote work is shown as the preferred one to carry out their daily tasks, with 47% favorability, followed by the hybrid scheme, with 45%. Hybrid work refers to the possibility that employees carry out some activities in the company’s offices in person during certain hours of the week, and others in their homes, through the Internet and cloud technology services.
For Raju Vegesna, Chief Evangelist of Zoho, to the extent that organizations adopt this trend and incorporate technology, their progress in productivity and economic development will be remarkable.
“Thanks to these technologies, automation and collaborative work in the cloud, employees have the possibility to work from anywhere in the world, reduce errors and increase their productivity easily. These are also the basis for all remote work models, by giving them the possibility of accessing all the resources they need, in any place and at any time”, commented Vegesna.
The long period of confinement ended up consolidating trends such as accelerated digitization, smart consumption, sustainability, and hybrid and remote work, among others, which has allowed organizations to begin to prioritize the well-being of their employees, as a way to retain talent and take advantage of their knowledge.
In the survey carried out by Zoho, it was found that the tools that collaborators use the most to carry out remote work are email and instant messaging platforms, with 89%; followed by applications for video calls, with 85%, and collaboration applications (such as word processing, spreadsheets, presentations), with 75%.
For Zoho’s Chief Evangelist, companies must bet on the experience of their employees in order to attract and retain the talent that will put them at the top of the job market. “A highly productive employee is one who has a balance between his work and personal life, who has tools that facilitate his work and who feels supported by his employer,” he said.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.