Hybrid work

Definition of hybrid work

Hybrid working is an organizational model that has become standardized, particularly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It represents a significant evolution in traditional working practices, and is characterized by a combination of face-to-face office work and remote working, generally from the employee's home.

Flexibility and balance

Hybrid working offers employees valuable flexibility. It allows them to choose when and where they work, according to their needs, their team and their company. Working from home provides a personal environment conducive to concentration and greater productivity. Conversely, he can return to his workplace the very next day to collaborate with his colleagues.

This approach recognizes that some tasks can be accomplished efficiently from a distance, while others require a physical presence in the office. Employees can thus achieve a more balanced work-life balance.

That's why 53% of French employees who practice hybrid working are satisfied with this organization, according to JLL's Mobility and Hybrid Working Methods survey.

The advantages

5 key figures on the impact of hybrid working on employees

  • 69% of employees feel more productive in hybrid work, compared with 59% in face-to-face work
  • 69% feel invested in hybrid work, compared with 51% in face-to-face work
  • 70% claim to have good mental health in hybrid work, compared with 60% in face-to-face work
  • 70% maintain a strong link with their organization and management in hybrid work, compared with 58% in face-to-face work
  • 73% are confident in their ability to work in a hybrid environment, compared with 65% in a face-to-face environment

Source: Citrix survey on the evolution and impact of hybrid working

Benefits for companies

Companies adopting hybrid working also benefit from a number of advantages. They can reduce their office costs, as employees visit the site less regularly. With hybrid, the employer maintains a strong corporate culture, while encouraging face-to-face collaboration when necessary.

Implementing these new ways of working alsoenhances the employee experience, with all the advantages mentioned above. What's more, these hybrid models can broaden a company's talent pool by recruiting remote workers.

However, companies and managers must beware of the risks of isolation. Hybrid working, particularly at remote work, can entail risks for employees' mental health (feelings of isolation, burn-out, depression), as some may be required to work from home more often than others. Hence the need for regular, automated monitoring.

New work culture

Hybrid working represents a major cultural shift in the world of work. It is forcing organizations to rethink the way they operate and adopt new practices to take advantage of this hybrid model. However, hybrid working also offers the opportunity to create more flexible, results-focused work environments that are better adapted to the needs of workers.

Resource and communication management

Hybrid working requires effective management of resources and communication. Companies need to provide employees with the tools they need to perform their jobs remotely, as well as equipped workspaces in the office. Communication also becomes essential to maintain team cohesion and ensure that all collaborators stay informed and connected.

To sum up

Hybrid working has become a must-have model for many companies in France and around the world. Mixing office and home working, it reflects a reality where flexibility, mental health and productivity are central concerns. This constantly evolving model is shaping the future of work by meeting the new needs of employees and companies alike.

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