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Are Hybrid Workplaces The Future? [Infographic]

Are Hybrid Workplaces The Future? [Infographic]

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From 2020-2021, the number of Americans working from home soared 3X

Most Americans Want Remote Work

  • 95% of office workers transitioned to work remotely at least part time during the pandemic
  • 97% of now say they prefer working remotely

New Expectations

  • Only 3% of professionals want to go back full time in the office
  • 61% prefer a fully remote working environment
  • 7 in 10 anticipate remote work becoming standard going forward
  • Only half feel that their current employer meets their expectations
  • 24% of Americans plan to switch jobs as the pandemic ends
  • Concerns about going back to the office full-time
  • Losing flexibility 36%
  • Commuting 27%
  • Decreased productivity 24%

Remote Work Is Good For Businesses, Too

$11,000: Amount saved for each employee working from home 2-3 days a week. Savings come from:

  • Lower office costs
  • Reduced employee absence & turnover
  • Higher productivity levels

81%: Employees who would be more loyal to an employer with flexible work

“Trusting in and empowering your employees to work in a responsible and professional way, while allowing them the freedom and flexibility to handle all the big and little things that life throws at us, creates a high level of morale, pride, and loyalty” - Carol Cochran of Flexjobs

10-20% pay decrease: What 1/3rd of workers would take to work from home

Why they love remote?

  • No more commute 79%
  • Better work-life balance 73%
  • Increased time with their family 46%

Mark Zuckerberg anticipates only 50% of Facebook’s employees will be fully remote by 2030 ー But does that put them behind the changing tides of how we work?

Hybrid Workplaces: The Best Of Both

What Does A Hybrid Office Look Like?

Hybrid work models can take various forms — depending on what works best for each employee and business

  • Remote First: Most employees work entirely from home
  • Traditional workspaces available for those who want or need
  • Office Occasional: Employees primarily work remotely
  • Expected to work from the office a few times each week
  • Office First: Employees work primarily from a traditional office
  • Remote work allowed as needed if it does not interfere with duties
  • Centralized Remote: Most employees work entirely from home
  • Executives and top-level staff work out of a traditional office
  • Fully Flexible: Employees are able to choose where they work each day
  • Can be difficult to organize due to lack of predictability

Benefits Of Hybrid Work

Only 37% of all US jobs can be done entirely at home — hybrid workplaces allow employees to only go into the office when necessary

Benefits For Employees

Mobility Improves Productivity

  • Employees choose their workspace or desk type
  • Flexible offices make transitioning between tasks easier
  • Easily work independently or as a group

Flexibility Improves Work Habits

  • Employees feel empowered to make decisions
  • Fluid transition between in-office and at-home work
  • More easily maintain healthy work/life balance

Benefits For Businesses

Better Use Of Office Space

  • Better space utilization than traditional desking
  • Resiliency during disruption (illnesses, renovations, etc)
  • Reduction of costs from unnecessary facilities

Improve Employee Satisfaction

  • Employees feel supported and trusted in their work style
  • Opportunity to build a more inclusive workplace and culture
  • Employee life events are less likely to interfere with duties

Challenges In The Hybrid Workplace

  • Planning Office Space: Employees who are only in the office part time often share workspaces — coordinating schedules to ensure space is available is essential
  • Ensuring Inclusion: Managers must be careful to ensure hybrid models work for all employees — Including those who cannot make it into the office and those you see everyday
  • Career Advancement: If leadership reports to a physical office and other employees work remotely, care must be taken to ensure everyone has opportunities to move up
  • Foster Collaboration: In 2020, remote employees saw a 37% drop in collaboration time — effective collaboration require time a balance of time working together and individually focused work

52% of Americans world prefer a mix of working from home and in the office

From June 2019 to June 2021, searches for “hybrid work” increased nearly 400%

Build An Effective Hybrid Workplace

Integrate Digital & Physical

  • Design meetings rooms with microphones, speakers, lighting, and displays — making teleconferencing as seamless as possible
  • Display remote attendees on a separate screen than shared content — giving them space in the room as if they were physically present
  • Encourage in-person attendees to bring their individual devices and connect to the meeting — allowing better collaboration with remote attendees

Reimagine Office Spaces

  • Create open meeting areas with flexible boundaries for a variety of uses
  • Provide enclosed spaces for individual work and better focus
  • Design all spaces with tech to enable remote communication and video calling

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