Is hybrid work the right solution to work from home challenges, or is hub and spoke a more productive model going forward?
A study by Barco, which surveyed 1,750 employees around the world via global research panel provider Dynata, found that only 15% of employees want to continue to work from home full-time after COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
42% feel that working from home stifles their creativity; 37% miss office social life; and 45% find it easier to work with colleagues in the office.
Hybrid work enables people to split their time between the office and their home. However, it still poses challenges. In particular, a team of mixed home-based and in-office employees is difficult to manage. Plus, it could create divisions between the office crowd and the at-home crowd.
This suggests that a hub and spoke model, which enables people to work in regional office locations close to their homes (but not at home) could be a more constructive solution for the future of work.