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Are Hybrid Workspaces The Future?
It has been over a year since the pandemic forced millions of workers worldwide to work from home and created a new normal that has permanently changed the world of work. A lot of employees have enjoyed the benefits of working remotely. In contrast, others have also experienced drawbacks, such as distractions at home, less time with colleagues, and a worse work-life balance.
As more and more vaccines roll out, companies and employees start to think about what happens next as people return to the workplace. This is where the hybrid model comes into play. In a hybrid workplace model, employees can work in different spaces, including the office, coworking spaces, public spaces, or from home.
A study by American Worker revealed that most workers want to keep working from home at least a few days a week, and businesses intend to support this. Productivity does not seem to have dropped due to remote work. However, many people want to have somewhere not their home to work from, and companies recognize this too.
When employees have the flexibility they want, the companies they work for benefit from more productivity, engagement, and loyalty. Giving employees more control, flexibility, and freedom in where and when they work is at the core of the hybrid workplace. It might have taken a pandemic to reveal that giving employees what they want is beneficial for the bottom line. Now, it seems that the future of the workplace is hybrid.
To see more of the results of the survey, check out the infographic below.
Infographic design on hybrid workspaces by Ezra Coaching Platform