The idea of hybrid working has become increasingly popular in recent years, particularly due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the shift to remote working.
A work arrangement where employees split their time between working remotely and working on-site, typically at an office, can be a great way to get the best out of both scenarios.
While office-based working has previously been the norm, it is now no longer the only way. Working from home can pose more challenges, such as lack of cohesion, collaborative working and a difficulty in monitoring productivity, it also gives the benefits of saving overhead costs, less sick leave, and greater flexibility for staff.
Hybrid working offers employees more flexibility in terms of where and when they work, with employees having more autonomy and trust to manage their work and time effectively.
As a result there is often an Improved work-life balance. The amount of time spent commuting is reduced and allowing them to work from home when needed, but still have access to the social element of office life and the collaborative way of working only achieved by an office set up.