People are returning from holidays and corona is slowly dying down now that most of the adult Dutch population is fully vaccinated.
Hospitality businesses are opening their doors further and further relaxations are already around the corner. In the process, 'the new way of working' is also becoming increasingly important.
Whereas previously everyone could be found in the office for 5 days or 40 hours a week, that is now virtually a thing of the past. In many sectors in the Netherlands, working from home has also proven to work surprisingly well.
This is how 'the new way of working' came about: we all found out that working from home is nice, but that being in the office sometimes still has its advantages.
Research by the AWVN shows that 9 in 10 employees want to work from home regularly and 60% of employers are going to make hybrid working the norm.
This new way of working is called: hybrid working. But how do you work efficiently at home and at the office or at your flexi place? Both locations have advantages and disadvantages, so it pays to divide your week in such a way that you take advantage of the benefits of both.
We dive in with you! ↓
Working in the office has been the norm for many years. Working from home was basically out of the question unless you had a valid reason, or had, for example, a home working day included in your contract.
Although that hardly occurred at many companies, if at all. Perhaps because the employer was also always in the office.
But why was that anyway?
Working at the office has many advantages, we'll go through them with you!
But it also has advantages as an employer: you hear faster what your colleagues are doing, what is on their minds and what is going on in the workplace. Plus, you are easy to approach: your employees can see if you are busy and so easily step into your office.
Plus, the aforementioned point about "keeping business and home separate: office is work and home is rest" is also very important for the average entrepreneur.
For a year and a half, a large part of the Netherlands has been working entirely from home. Whereas in the beginning it was mostly stressful because you were not sure whether you had enough pasta, rice and toilet paper at home, in the end it was mostly lonely for many.
Working from home is simply more lonely: your colleagues are not around you and there is no one with whom you can (sometimes) vent your work frustrations.
But, working from home also brings many advantages. After all, why else would much of the Netherlands want to work hybrid?
Of course, also a very big advantage for the employers among us: you need fewer large offices. That means lower costs for electricity, rent and furniture! In other words: more profit.
As an entrepreneur (or an employee), do you want to strategically use your time in the office and at home to make the most of it? Then be aware of the advantages and disadvantages of both.
When do you go to the office?
When do you work at home?
Hybrid working only works if you have clear agreements with your team and employer (or employees).
But either way: hybrid working is the future. Even if you prefer to work at home all the time or at the office.
Do you want to work hybrid, but don't know how to do that with your business telephony? Then we have the solution for you.
Switch from a desk phone and transfer your fixed number to your mobile! Read more about fixed to mobile from Rinkel and transfer your 085 number, 010 number or other regional number.
We noticed that preferences vary from colleague to colleague. Therefore, everyone was given the freedom to fill in two days themselves. So all Rinkelers (in collaboration with their team) can choose to work from home two days a week.
Although you see that several Rinkelaars still choose to be in the office for five days. Probably because it's great fun every day (or could it be because of that well-made lunch...).
But: the freedom is there! And that is the most important thing for many colleagues.