Hybrid work is happening, there’s no question about it.
But what remains a factor of uncertainty for many businesses is what a hybrid work model really looks like, and what the best approaches are for transition into one. Adding further complication, there’s no definitive consensus regarding what hybrid practices are most successful.
Not all hybrid work models looks the same
According to PwC, when executives were asked how much time employees should spend in the office to maintain company culture, some said as many as 5 days per week, while others as few as 1 to 3 a month. In that same study, when asked to look back at the transition to remote work during the pandemic, over 83% of employers felt it was very successful, while only 71% of employees agreed.
There are disparities between what people envision and understand hybrid work to be. And it makes sense. For the most part hybrid work is new, and it requires reimagining long-standing protocols that are difficult to change. Moreover, what makes hybrid work desirable and effective is its ability to reflect the individual needs of each organization, the kind of work they do, and what their employees prefer.
Meaning that the right model of hybrid work will look different from one business to the next.
At the same time, much of the data that will eventually detail the successes and tribulations of the hybrid movement is still being created. That means the data we do have has incredible value.
See how other workplace leaders manage ‘hybrid’
In order for you to determine and design their own vision of a hybrid model (and make plans for a frictionless transition into it), they need to know what is already being tried. Because this mass-scale, global transition to hybrid work is an unprecedented shift, there are many variables and details surrounding it that remain unknown. But what we do have is a common goal, and by learning from others, you can create a framework to understand what hybrid work will be like for you.
With that idea in mind, we’re surveying workplace leaders to better understand how different people are approaching hybrid work — and to help you see how your hybrid strategy compares to others.
Among the questions in our quiz are:
- What tools for communication and collaboration are most useful
- How unassigned seating works in your offices
- To what extent did you enlist the input of your employees in your hybrid strategy
To see how others answered these questions, and to learn what might make hybrid work most effective in your office, take the quiz here.