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Poll: Workers want a hybrid workplace after Covid-19

Published Jul 20, 2020


the typical day at the office might look anything but typical once businesses reopen as more companies could be more open to previously-rare combos of remote and in-person work.

Researchers found that workers are ready to get back into the office, but reluctant to abandon their flexibility. Three-quarters of those surveyed favoured a hybrid model that split work across the office and the home. Managers like these options, too and said they believed their business will benefit from increased, routine flexible working. A similar number, though, also stressed the importance of face-to-face meetings.

Tech giant Microsoft trialled a four-day working week last year in Japan which was deemed successful in terms of employee feedback and productivity. It says it now has a "hybrid workplace strategy as worksites slowly start to open".