There has been a drastic shift in how business dynamics are at play. Less reliance is being placed on conventional work patterns, and businesses are pushing outside of their comfort zones to not only make their workplaces appealing but also to build a self-sustaining ecosystem prepared for the future to handle any unprecedented incident like COVID.
When the epidemic spread, the manufacturing industry transformed as companies rushed to implement unprecedented operational changes to maintain business continuity. When it came to the challenge of ensuring company continuity during lockdowns, the hybrid work model came to the rescue. Dr. Bhupendra Kaushal, Head-Manufacturing HR, Zydus Wellness Limited, said, “I see hybrid work as a superset of remote work that will continue to exist in the future, even in manufacturing environments, due to its advantages over traditional work models.” Reduced operational costs, enhanced productivity, and increased employee job satisfaction are some of the merits of having a hybrid work arrangement. Therefore, many industrial companies intend to make the transformation to a hybrid workplace permanent.