91% of remote companies are now embracing hybrid working

by Time Doctor
remote companies embrace hybrid working

In the wake of the epidemic, the nature of labor has changed dramatically. Once uncommon, remote work is now commonplace for many knowledge workers. A recent Towergate Health & Protection survey indicates that 91% of businesses with workers who are capable of working remotely currently provide some kind of hybrid work arrangement. This adjustment takes into account both the changing preferences of the workforce and the flexibility required by the situation.

Embracing hybridity: The statistics

  • 91% of companies offer hybrid working: This signifies a substantial acknowledgment by employers of the benefits and feasibility of flexible work arrangements.
  • 39% of the workforce are hybrid working: Nearly two-fifths of employees are participating in hybrid work models, indicating a widespread acceptance and implementation of this approach.
  • 27% of employers have over half their workforce hybrid working: A significant portion of employers has embraced hybridity on a large scale, demonstrating confidence in its efficacy.
  • 30% of employees work from home for at least three days a week: This statistic underscores the prevalence of remote work and suggests a shift towards more remote-centric work patterns.

Navigating the desire for office presence

Even with the growing popularity of remote work, employers clearly want to have more employees in person. Remarkably, 98 percent of firms have put policies in place to motivate staff members to go back to work. A sizable fraction (37 percent) of these acts have made some office days necessary, even though the majority of them “encourage” rather than require office attendance.

Strategies employers employ to encourage office attendance

In response to the desire for increased office presence, employers have employed various strategies, including:

  • Organising more on-site socials (41 percent)
  • Making free drinks and/or meals available (40 percent)
  • Organising on-site wellbeing days (38 percent)
  • Making access to in-person counselling available (38 percent)
  • Offering access to a gym (38 percent)
  • Making some office days mandatory (37 percent)
  • Subsidising transport/commuting costs (34 percent)
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Adapting support for hybrid work environments

Debra Clark, head of wellbeing for Towergate Health & Protection, emphasizes the importance of adaptable support systems for employees in hybrid work environments. She notes the significance of offering a wide range of support accessible both in the workplace and remotely. Employee benefit platforms have emerged as a valuable tool for providing flexible and comprehensive support.

Balancing employee needs and business objectives

It is imperative for organizations to take into account the varied needs of their workforce as they adeptly maneuver toward hybrid work arrangements. Although hybrid work provides flexibility and autonomy, it’s critical to reconcile individual preferences with organizational goals. To maximize productivity and employee satisfaction, every organization needs to weigh the benefits and drawbacks of both office-based and remote work.

In conclusion, many knowledge workers today find that working in a hybrid mode is feasible and preferable. To create a productive and satisfying work environment, companies must prioritize flexible support systems and consider the individual needs of their workforce as they negotiate this new terrain. Businesses may leverage the advantages of both remote and office-based labor by adopting hybridity, which will propel success in the post-pandemic period.

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