Hybrid Working Is Here to Stay

New survey suggested the end of both office working and fully remote working, while hybrid working emerged as a victor in the post-pandemic era.

Between the year 2019 and 2021, the covid-19 pandemic changed the way office employees worked as the number of people who fully worked from home tripled. But according to the recent survey by EY, only 1% out of 500 business leaders confirmed that their companies are fully adopting remote working. 

CEOs from businesses, such as Mark Grinis, had shown their hatred to such a working model as it required a sacrifice of key corporate goals, saying that what was lost were company’s culture as in training, growth, and professional development.

Many companies had prepared for a hybrid work model during the pandemic. Most company’s leaders were at a positive note for hybrid working strategy as they saw a noticeable rise in productivity.

Nicholas Bloom, an Economist and WFH expert, told CNBC that working in the office three days a week, with coordination for employees to come on the same days, and working from home for two days a week seemed to be adequate.

The EY data showed that companies needed incentives for employees to work in person as some employers encountered challenges in keeping and gathering employees to work in the office. Mark Grinis added that leaders must be cautious with their method on this matter as the uncertainty and shortfall information can be grasped as ineffective.

A number of employers suggested that building a proper space for employees is among the biggest challenges as they are investing in modern office spaces with amenities.

Dave Stephenson, chief business officer at Airbnb, stated that working in person is very crucial for project development, but also contradicted that the tendency to work in the office for five days a week is hard to restore.