Remote and hybrid work models are no longer a far-fetched concept — they’re officially reality.
Companies large and small have committed to adopting more flexible work policies in the future, with a Global Work-from-Home Experience Survey estimating that 25% to 30% of the workforce will work remotely multiple days each week.
Although these arrangements are in high demand and carry their own benefits, there is still a need to balance this shift with a physical office, which is valuable to workplace culture. If the past year has taught anything, it’s that certain aspects of the workplace cannot be replicated virtually.
For instance, the mass transition to working from home has had a direct impact on the emotional wellbeing of employees as they’ve grown increasingly lonely. In fact, a study from Twingate found that 65% of remote workers admitted they feel lonely.
Subsequently, this can have a direct impact on work performance. While there have been indications that remote working can boost productivity, some companies have cited that culture loss and reduced productivity are the main reasons for them to shit to a hybrid model.
Finding balance seems to be the end goal for many organizations. While companies want employees to enjoy the newfound perks of remote working, leaders are also looking to accommodate those who miss the connection and socialization that a physical workplace provides.