Hybrid working has been linked to countless benefits, from wellness to productivity. This method of working also has broader implications, particularly on the environment.
With less people commuting, cities are experiencing improved air quality as well. Even more, hybrid work may have a direct impact on the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, which could help companies make bigger moves to contribute to these initiatives.
“There is no doubt that sustainability is now very much front of mind for companies around the world – and they know this is something their customers expect,” said Mark Dixon, CEO of IWG. “At IWG, we believe that the adoption of a hybrid working model can be a major pillar in any company’s ESG agenda. And it can also be the foundation of a new approach to work and life that benefits both the planet and its people.”
Hybrid work is sustainable in its essence – companies that adopt this arrangement can use less office space, which reduces their carbon footprint and decreases overall energy consumption.
Plus, businesses can utilize shared workspaces instead of renting out large offices across major cities, making it easy for employees to keep their commutes short and their expenses down.
Even more, hybrid working can contribute to better overall health for workers. For instance, because employees are able to cut down on daily commutes, they can use that saved time for health-related activities like exercising, sleeping, and being with loved ones.