How to Prepare for a Hybrid Work Model From a Technological Perspective

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How to Prepare for a Hybrid Work Model From a Technological Perspective

  • Posted On June 15, 2021
  • Posted By Vu Nguyen

How to Prepare for a Hybrid Work Model From a Technological Perspective

With further discussions on work resumption in 2021, the discussion is becoming centered on the way to go between remote work and a five-day office working model.

However, organizations have swayed towards the hybrid work model, as they see it as the best way to go until we are entirely over the pandemic.

The hybrid work model offers flexibility, and the design supports both remote and in-office employees. The hybrid work model is driving leaders towards reimagining the office space and system of operation.

Built-In divided the hybrid model into three: remote-first, office-first, and the option of remote work and the office-occasional model.

Remote-first allows employees to work from anywhere, but the company will still operate its office space for employees who prefer it.

The office-first and remote option means that the organization is more inclined towards working in the office but allows remote working, when necessary, with a policy in place to guide it.

Lastly, office-occasional means that the organization will have an office space, and employees will have to spend time in it at some point.

However, technology plays an essential role in the success of this model. We look at some of the technological factors that can help organizations prepare better for the hybrid work model.

Cloud Expansion

While the pandemic might have affected our regular workflow, it has also helped to advance it. Cloud expansion has become a top C-suite approach as organizations gradually move towards a better integrated end-to-end digitalization and away from the traditional approach.

Businesses increased spending on cloud technology by 23 percent in 2020, with a 47 percent increase projected for 2021. It has also become easier to meet compliance requirements through cloud technology, and organizations have reported better security since migrating to the cloud.

There are more benefits from a cloud-based workflow. Organizations can now enjoy better data security, and it will be accessible while all in one place.

A Better Wi-Fi Network

Before the pandemic in 2020, internet consumption increased by 16 percent from the previous year. However, by the start of the pandemic, it was up by 28 percent to the previous year. Using a secure and robust Wi-Fi network will help employees have a better internet connection and work from different office parts.

Organizations will get more as they collaborate with companies that offer Wi-Fi solutions 24/7 support and recovery during a disaster.

Better Network Security

In the hybrid model, there will be a heavy network-based system. With this development, there is an increasing need for more robust network security. Because work and home life will become interconnected in the hybrid model, hackers can get more sensitive info if insecure routers are exploited.

Having a network security system with multiple layers will protect data and applications critical to business while accelerating recovery in case of disruptions. Organizations explore solutions like SD-WAN to create a secure connection between users and their applications while increasing network visibility and magnifying threats.


Migrating to the hybrid model doesn’t have to involve a lot of difficulties. The mode of working has transformed due to the pandemic, and the workforce has embraced a remote working system.

Organizations must find a way to balance the working system by further exploring the possibilities presented by technology. Leaders can make informed decisions that support the changing work environment and workforce.

Looking to transition to hybrid work? Our team at VN Consulting can help you with preparing your organization for hybrid work model. Contact us today!

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