What is

Hybrid Work


A flexible working model where employees work partly in the physical workplace and partly remotely – at home or from another workspace.

Hybrid work is a flexible working model where employees work partly in the physical workplace and partly remotely – at home or from another workspace.

Also Known As

  • Flexible work
  • Blended work

What does hybrid work mean for modern-day employees? 

Hybrid work means employees can split their time between remote work and in-person work in an office. To work efficiently, whether remotely or in-person, employers and employees leverage asynchronous communication tools like video conferencing platforms (think: Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Skye) and other tools like Slack, Notion, Trello and more.

What’s the goal of hybrid work?

The main goal of hybrid work is to achieve seamless integration between the remote and in-person work environments. This means that employees can remain on track and work efficiently no matter where they are. 

Benefits of Hybrid Work for Employees

Improved Work-Life Balance
Hybrid work provides employees with greater flexibility, which directly translates to improved mood and enhanced work-life balance. When employees need to spend less time at the office, they can avoid long commutes on public transit or hours spent sitting in traffic. 

Employees get more personal time back into their lives. They can invest it into other things they love, like hobbies, physical fitness, or simply more time spent with friends and families. 

Greater work-life balance has been proven to translate into higher job satisfaction among employees, too. This means employers can benefit from greater retention and improved work performance.

Increased Autonomy and Productivity

When you establish a hybrid work environment, you are giving your teams the power of choice. Increased choice leads to increased autonomy, which enables employees to feel in control of their work lives. 

Beyond that, employees are able to curate their workweek based on the tasks they need to get done. They can opt for a quiet home office for deep work and in-office visits when they have a lot of cross-collaboration, brainstorming, and planning to do. 

Better Focus, Fewer Distractions

Employees who work in hybrid settings often report higher output because they are able to limit the high-stimulus, often-distracting environments typical of a traditional bustling office. This is particularly useful when they need to get important tasks crossed off their list. 

Benefits of Hybrid Work for Employers 

Access to a Diverse Talent Pool
Hybrid work enables you to hire from a greater talent pool, opening up your organization to diverse, fresh perspectives not constrained by long commute times or the rigidity of strict, in-office schedules. A diverse workplace means better creativity, unique ideas, and new ways of solving problems that can transform your operations. 

Cost Savings

Hybrid work models are highly cost-effective for employers as they reduce your utility and operational costs. Gone are the days of outfitting expansive office spaces with desks, chairs, and all the ancillary equipment required to keep your entire organization comfortable. What’s more, many hybrid workplaces report seeing fewer sick days

Employee Retention

Put simply, employees want hybrid work. The flexibility and autonomy it provides the masses is an attractive perk and sets you apart from other companies attempting to revert back to pre-COVID times when in-office employment was the norm. 

Employees who work in a hybrid environment tend to stick around longer as they often feel more satisfied with their jobs, fostering a strong sense of trust.

Hybrid work has been a transformative shift in the world of modern-day work, offering countless benefits to employees and employers alike. Employees reap the benefits of improved work-life balance, which significantly reduces burnout and boosts moral and overall satisfaction. 

Employers, on the other hand, get access to a broader talent pool, with the flexibility to hire from places beyond the corporate HQ. Employers also benefit from happier employees which means better retention and less turnover, saving you money in the long run. As the world continues to evolve, hybrid work will remain as a tool to build highly connected, flexible and attractive workplaces.