Posted:12th May, 2022

The benefits of hybrid working from a new-build Russell home

What is hybrid working?

Though it’s not a new concept, the last couple of years has really cemented the idea of hybrid working into a lot of companies’ operations, but what is it?

Home office with wooden desk, yellow chair and lamp

Simply put, it’s the blending of working from the office you commute to and the office in your home. So many of us had to make the adaptation to the work from home, ‘WFH’, lifestyle over the pandemic and now we’re adapting once again to the combination of commuting and home working. The advantages of hybrid working are abundant. It can enable you to have a working lifestyle that suits you, and looks after your physical and mental health, too. We wanted to show how hybrid working from your new-build home can help you get the very best of it.

At the office

The pandemic meant we had to get used to working from home all the time. Now we’ve had to get used to getting back into the office and working face to face, not wearing our pyjamas. It’s been tough. At Russell Homes, our new build developments are situated right near commuter links, so getting to and from the office cheaply and conveniently has never been easier. Our developments in Cheshire and Rochdale have great links to Manchester city centre via trains almost at your doorstep. For the drivers, many of our new build homes benefit from electric vehicle charging points, so you’re always ready to go.

There’s always something to look forward to when you get back home. Our developments in semi-rural locations mean you can get the best of both worlds. Developments like Stubley Meadows provide the balance of great transport to the office and easy escapism to The Pennines for walks or family getaways.

Working from home

Working from home is now part of many of our lives. We can make our home offices comfortable, productive places of work, rather than the makeshift temporary solutions they perhaps started out as. Our new build homes have some fantastic features that help you create a home office that works for you while you work in it.

Modern, open plan spaces in our homes provide lots of natural light and open areas that you can transform into workspaces you’ll actually enjoy being in. Enjoying your workspace can lead to greater productivity and wellbeing too which has benefits beyond work.

There are seasonal benefits to working from home in a Russell Homes new build. During the warmer months, take advantage of working outside in the clean, fresh open air of your garden. As it gets colder, you can be safe in the knowledge that your home is not only warm but very energy efficient, helping you economise without compromise in potentially challenging times.

It’s all about balance

Now more than ever employers understand the necessity of a good work / life balance in their teams as something that’s crucial to a successful business. They are welcoming hybrid working as part of that balance to make their people happier, more engaged and ultimately more productive. Shorter working hours and regular breaks are being encouraged by caring employers, paying more attention to the physical and mental wellbeing of their teams.

At Russell Homes, our new developments are designed and located perfectly to complement a hybrid working lifestyle. Making great use of light and space, they are comfortable and energy efficient, situated in ideal locations for your professional and personal life to thrive.