What is

Hybrid Teams


A team where some members work remotely and some operate from co-located offices.

A hybrid team is a team where some members work remotely and some operate from co-located offices.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the traditional in-office environment has shifted dramatically, with hybrid and remote-first work environments becoming the new norm. 

Thanks to technology, teams can operate seamlessly from different corners of the world, leveraging both synchronous and asynchronous communication tools to get their work done and build strong relationships with one another. 

Hybrid teams are the new way to work, blending in-office and at-home to increase overall work-life balance and foster connection. 

Benefits for Employees

  • Increased Work-Life Balance: It’s no secret that avoiding long commutes or having the flexibility to do a load of laundry in between meetings has given hybrid workers more time back in their lives. With the flexibility to work from home, employees forego long commutes.

    They happily trade that time spent in traffic or on public transit for enjoying time with their loved ones, pursuing hobbies and side hustles, and focusing on themselves. This balance creates happier, more productive employees with reduced stress. 
  • Enhanced Productivity: Hybrid teams enable employees to choose where and how they work, no longer bound by office hours and the idea that ‘butts in seats’ counts as a productive work day. 

    Employees have the opportunity to opt for their quiet home office or their collaborative office space. They make the choice based on what they need to get done and the conditions in which they typically work best. 
  • Reduced Stress and Burnout: Burnout is common in the corporate world and usually involves a variety of factors, like long commutes, high volume of work, and hectic schedules both professional and personal. 

    Removing long commutes gives employees the chance to better manage their time, taking breaks when needed, curating their environment to reduce stress, and ultimately requiring fewer sick days. 

Advantages for Employers

  • Access to Global Talent: Building out a hybrid teams means you can look beyond your corporate HQ and hire people from all over the world. This gives you access to top-tier talent and unique perspectives. You benefit from greater innovation, diversity, and fresh ideas. 
  • Cost Savings: Hybrid teams mean fewer people require in-office space, reducing the costs of large office space rentals, equipment, and furniture to accommodate everyone. 

    What’s more, due to increased flexibility and better work-life balance, many hybrid work environments report better retention, reducing costs of recruiting and onboarding new employees. 
  • Enhanced Employee Engagement: A strong culture of trust and flexibility is at the core of a hybrid team environment, enhancing employee satisfaction and overall engagement. 

    Employers create a strong sense of autonomy which inspires employees to feel more sense of pride and ownership in their work and the company overall. This often translates directly into higher quality of work, enhanced dedication to the company mission, and loyalty.