With the unexpected outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic around the world, remote and hybrid work is on the rise. Businesses are switching from traditional office-first, 9-5 structures to more flexible work models.
As we enter 2023, companies around the world are still trying to determine which way of working will be best for them. With many opting for the best of both worlds, hybrid work now seems to be the prevailing choice among employers worldwide.
While there is still much to learn about this new way of working, some interesting insights are already beginning to emerge. We conducted a survey of a large pool of our customers Today we bring you some key statistics about the state of hybrid work. read!
Hybrid jobs key figures for 2023
- 76% Respondents confirmed that theirs The company shifted to a hybrid work model
- 63% The respondents claim that their The companies did not make any significant changes in their workplace To adapt it to this new way of working
- 46% Among the respondents is that There is no hindrance to come and go to the office At this time
- Most of the employees Have to come to office 3-4 days a week
- 26% They tell employees Miss their team’s face-to-face meeting When asked why they prefer to go to the office
Hybrid work will become the norm in a post-pandemic world
According to our research, most companies surveyed have switched to a hybrid work model as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic. actually, 76% of respondents confirmed a shift to hybrid work in their company.
- only 11% will return to the office full time.
- 9% turned to full-time remote work.
- A small percentage revealed that their companies were still deciding what to do, or that their companies had always had a flexible approach to hybrid work.
With the increased reliability of video conferencing tools like Zoom or Microsoft Teams, the transition between the home office and office space is becoming more seamless. The hybrid working model will enable employees to move between these workspaces based on their needs.
This will lead to more autonomy in the way people work. Employees will, for example, be able to go to the office for strategy or brainstorm sessions and stay at home for more asynchronous work.
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Most office spaces have not yet adapted to the new work model
Although many businesses have opted for hybrid work, 63% have yet to change their office space to suit this new reality. They now maintain the same setup they had pre-pandemic.
However, some companies have taken steps to adapt their workplaces to a hybrid workforce. 12% of respondents indicated that their companies reduced their office space As a result of the increasing rate of remote employees. This gives way to attendance structures such as rotating shifts or dedicated days where certain teams are prioritized.
- A surprising 10% revealed that they needed larger office facilities Accountable for increased staffing throughout the pandemic.
- 6% Respondents their claim Companies have closed their offices At this time a colleague moved into space.
- one more 4% said that their Workspaces were completely redesigned for hybrid work.
There are usually no restrictions on office attendance
46% of hybrid office and on-site companies currently have no major restrictions Except for the COVID-19 health and safety measures.
Many offices mandate wearing masks, social distancing, and hand sanitizing, but things like caps on the number of people in the office at a given time or caps on employees are not regulated.
- however, 25% Respondents indicated that they needed Book their seats before going to office. This is likely due to restrictions on the number of people who can gather in indoor locations.
- 20% Respondents stated that their company places alSimulate the number of people that may be in the office on any given day.
- 6% can go to office only on certain days of the week.
Going to office 5 days a week is not normal anymore
when 76% of the respondents revealed that they have to go to the office on a weekly basisHow many days they have to do varies.
- 38% A hybrid work model requires respondents Go to office 3-4 days a week
- 33% Just do that 1-2 days a week.
- only 5% I have to go to the office every working day of the week.
Some companies have adopted their own ad-hoc approach. 5% Respondents indicated that they were only asked to go to the office Once every two weeks. one more 10% Just have to go Office once a month.
The vast majority of remote workers can work wherever they want
Fully remote companies, for the most part, pay Complete freedom as to where their employees work from. actually, 63% Remote workers surveyed claimed that this happened to them as well.
37%On the other hand, they are able to work anywhere Stay in the country where they were assigned. This may mainly be due to legal implications in their home country such as tax or social security.
Most hybrid and office-first organizations have no restrictions on where their employees can be during their remote workday.
For those who follow a hybrid or office-first work model, the majority have no restrictions on where they can work from. actually, 33% of respondents have remote work options that allow them to work from home or abroad.
- 19% Said they could travel on their remote workdays, but they had to Stay within their country of employment During that time
- 29% is Only allowed to use this time to work from homeLimiting their flexibility to travel and move around while working.
- only 5% able to Work abroad for a few months a year.
- 5% Able to do so for one A fixed period of several weeks Every calendar year.
People are tired of interacting with each other through screens
People are excited to meet in person in the hybrid workplace. 26% Respondents say that they are Most motivated by coming together face to face For interactive sessions like workshops or team building activities.
- Client visit Another significant driver of bringing back office workers, with 21% Respondents cited this as their main interest.
- 20% is waiting Leverage hybrid work environments for constructive, 1:1 meetings with their team members or managers.
- Recruitment of Employers They indicated that Likes to meet potential candidates in real life. 18% They expressed that they prefer to be interviewed in person, even in the new normal.
It is important that meetings take place in person
There are many reasons why employees prefer hybrid work
It’s no wonder companies worldwide are citing hybrids as the future of work. Employees benefit from a wealth of benefits, too 26% express that this model gives them a better work-life balance. They are able to develop a healthy relationship between their personal and professional life in this new work situation.
20% feel they are more productive in an environment where they can choose when to work at home and when to go to the office. The flexible schedule that hybrid work implies means that people are able to distribute their work week according to what helps them perform better.
- one more 12% This shift to hybrid work was one Positive impact on their mental health.
- 16% Love the time it affords them spend with their families
- 13% Said the same about a A wide pool of loved ones.
Still, hybrid work has a few drawbacks
Most of us spent the better part of 2020 and 2021 as part of a remote team. Now that hybrid work is increasingly becoming the norm, people are expressing it What they like least about it is the lack of face-to-face interaction. 25% of respondents cited this as their main “complaint” with our new way of working.
- 14% Also have a link to it Decreased quality of communication between teammates.
- 10% They also told the workers Working from home is not comfortable.
- 11% Claim that there is A lot of confusion in their home office.
- 13% Complaints about staying Inadequate equipment.
- 5% has declared Something they dislike about this work model.
If you only want to read the summary…
Yes, we throw a lot of information your way! Whether you’re a business leader making decisions about how your company will operate, an employer looking for top talent, or a professional trying to understand how you’re moving forward, here’s a quick overview.
- Most companies are opting for a hybrid work model, with 1-2 or 3-4 days in the office becoming the standard.
- Hybrid jobs are here to stay. People love the flexibility it offers and the comfortable work-life balance it implies.
- It is still a very young model, and many companies have not yet made significant progress towards adapting their workplaces to it.
- However, people miss seeing their colleagues face to face. In particular, they want to come back together in person for team-building events and workshops.