The perfect hybrid working split for employees may seem hard to find, especially if you’ve been tasked with coming up with your workplace’s new hybrid working policy. However, we’ve recently conducted a survey into the state of remote work in Australia and what we’ve found is quite astounding.
So, if you’re pondering the perfect hybrid working split for employees, you’ve come to the right place.
The perfect hybrid working split for employees
As a quick definition, hybrid working simply means splitting up a workweek with some time spent working from the office and some time spent working from home. Due to the rapid shift to hybrid work brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, many organisations adopted remote working or hybrid working temporarily. This, as you already know, as led many employers to begin considering how flexible working arrangements can be offered ongoing to employees working locally and at various office locations.
From our recent research we’ve found that over 77% of people would prefer a hybrid working environment, that’s good news for you. The other fascinating finding, the one that you’re really keen on, is the ideal hybrid working split for employees.
When it comes to working in a hybrid environment, 53% of people surveyed prefer a 2 to 3 day split between the home and the office. That’s either 2 days in the office and three working from home, or 3 days in the office and 2 days working from home. As you can see from the above image, people tend to lean slightly more towards working from home two days a week. For your organisation this could be different so we’d encourage you to conduct an internal survey to see which structure reigns supreme for your proposed hybrid team.
Overall, the opportunity to move to a hybrid working split for employees will set you up in good stead for the future of work and for attracting top talent from around the world, especially if you include some all-remote working options for those that’d prefer it.
When hybrid working is encouraged, individual employees have more autonomy and flexibility which can lead to heightened productivity, creativity and employee engagement. It’s all looking up and we’re excited for your workplace to embrace the world of hybrid work.
If you’d like some more guidance on hybrid work challenges to look out for or collaboration tips for hybrid teams, we’ve got plenty of useful blogs ready and raring to go.
But if you’re in the mood for something more comprehensive, a sort of toolkit to make the transition to a hybrid workforce as smooth as can be, we’ve got a book for you. It’s called Work From Anywhere and it’s an essential guide to becoming a world-class hybrid team. Pick up your copy today and get reading, the future of work is here and it’s calling your name.