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Hybrid work and its advantages


August 25, 2022


May 24, 2023

When it comes to work locations, the pandemic has given us both challenges and opportunities. The home office has replaced the daily visit to our offices, delighting for some, isolatingfor others! But as time passed by, we realized that there are perks and downsides to both working from home as well as going to the office daily. Thus, we strongly believe that the future of work is going to be hybrid!

What is a hybrid work model?

A hybrid work model (or flexible work concept) consists of a combination of working in the office and remotely, be it from home or elsewhere, like a coworking space. There are many variations of combining these concepts, but we have gathered the most common hybrid work archetypes in this article. One of the most prevalent ones is working in the office for 3 days a week and working from home for 2 days a week. However, this might depend on the circumstances, your industry, company culture and everyone’s personal preferences.

At its core, a hybrid workplace model tries to capture all of the benefits different work locations may offer. 

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Offices must be equipped with the right tools and spaces

Offices, to begin with, are the most traditional work location for many of us. They are great for social interaction, team work, and learning from others, but also allow us to have a clear start and finish to our work day. Whilst these perks only touch the surface, working from home has become a reality for many during the pandemic.

Multiple studies have proven the benefits of home office, such as increased productivity, less stress, better balance of job and family life, and time gain due to less commuting. Nevertheless, working from home can also make the distinction between one’s job and private life harder. In addition, employees report missing social interactions and the exchange with their coworkers. Thus, neither the office nor one’s desk at home are ideal in the long-run.

Next to home office, working in co-living or co-working spaces is another possibility for those looking for a more social option. Their advantages range from increased productivity and creativity, huge flexibility and cost savings to benefitting from the co-working or co-living community to increase one’s network and to collaborate with like-minded people.

As we can see, there are ups and downs to every work location. Thus, hybrid workplace models aim to combine the benefits of different locations. More concretely, employers allow their employees to work from several locations for different periods of time.

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Person working in office space

What are the advantages of hybrid work models?

  1. Meet the needs of all your employees
    One thing is for sure:  your employees’ needs differ. Thus, no static workplace model will make your workers equally happy. Hybrid workplace concepts are great because they can be individually tailored to everyone’s needs and wishes whilst providing a framework and tool for supervision.
  2. A more satisfied and happier workforce
    Given that every employee can choose a work location that fits them best, satisfaction and happiness at work are bound to increase productivity for your company.
  3. Employer competitive advantage
    Being an attractive employer and both retaining existing employees as well as attracting new ones is crucial. By implementing a hybrid workplace model, companies can improve their desirability.
  4. Lower office costs
    Through optimizing your work location use, you can save on office costs and manage occupancy, work satisfaction and much more! Some tools even feature very easy ways to see how much you can save.
  5. Added value for all parties
    Both employees and employers can benefit from a hybrid workplace concept. Whilst employees get the opportunity to be more flexible and satisfied, employers enjoy increased productivity and efficiency.

Need help to set up your hybrid workspace? Contact our team or check out what our hybrid workspace solution has to offer for you.



Hybrid work and its advantages