An HR Glossary for HR Terms

Hybrid Work

What is Hybrid Work?

Hybrid work is a flexible working model where employees are required to work in the office for a specified number of days while they are able to work partly remotely on the remaining days. It is a blend of in-office, remote, and on-the-go workers. It offers employees the freedom to choose to work wherever and however they are most productive.

Why is hybrid work popular? 

Having the freedom to work wherever you feel most productive will allow employees to remain motivated and enhance the quality of their work. Furthermore, hybrid work models allow for better work-life balance, more efficient use of time, control over work hours and work location, burnout mitigation, and higher productivity. Here are additional reasons why employees may prefer hybrid work: 

  • Increased happiness and employee morale. 
  • Improved mental health. 
  • More personal time.
  • Increased motivation. 
  • Reduce commuting time. 

Benefits of hybrid work 

  • Hybrid work provides the flexibility for employees to work in ways that are most effective for them.
  • Employees believe their current hybrid arrangements improve their personal well-being and productivity at work.
  • Hybrid individual contributors, managers and senior leaders closely agree on both the top advantages and disadvantages of hybrid work -- signifying more common ground in organizations than might be expected.

Challenges of hybrid work

  • Employees feel disconnected from the work culture. 
  • Impaired collaboration and relationship building.
  • Disrupted work processes.
  • Lack of resources to be effective at work. 
  • Technological challenges. 
  • Miscommunication.

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