We are delighted to publish findings from our latest hybrid working survey, the fifth of its kind since March 2021. Our recent findings suggest that the hybrid office is now well embedded into workplace practice, with most firms maintaining their sense of culture despite the workplace shifts. We take a further look at how firms have achieved this hybrid-office norm and assess what, if any, challenges remain to be tackled further down the line.
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Key research highlights
- Three-quarters (75%) of firms think that they have been able to maintain their firm’s culture ‘somewhat well’ or ‘extremely well’ post-Covid.
- At the same time, the vast majority (96%) have now implemented a hybrid work policy, which for most (71%) is now permanent, despite on-going concerns that hybrid would create cultural issues and/or lack of team cohesion.
- The definition of ‘hybrid’ may be shifting more to office than remote working. 44% of firms now want employees to follow a 60/40 rule – or three days in the office and two at home each week.
- 67% of firms still want people to be able to commute into the office if needed at short notice.
- 19% of firms are considering increasing, or have already increased, the number of days people are expected to come into the office – but 81% have no such plans.
- 98% of firms have no more than 5% of employees working fully remotely.
- 82% chose improved wellbeing as a key advantage of hybrid working.
- ‘Lack of team cohesion’, and ‘Lack of time with trainees’ are still clearly still concerns for hybrid working (82% and 61% of respondents respectively).
- The majority of firms (75%) have not discounted salaries due to employees moving to a lower cost location but 14% have done so and a further 11% are thinking about it.
Overall, there seems to have been a shift back to office attendance with firms largely settling on three days a week in the office/two at home as the best hybrid model. We, however, do not expect to see much change in this working pattern as firms have identified that employees want more, not fewer, flexible options.
For further data and our complete analysis read our full report.
To discuss the information provided please contact Laura McNair at [email protected]