Employers in India choose ‘3 days a week in office’ schedule

Hybrid working continues to be the most preferred workspace strategy in India, with 63% of the firms currently adopting this practice.
By: | September 9, 2022

Three days a week in the office is the most popular hybrid working style among companies in India, with 26% of the firms preferring the same, according to a survey conducted by Colliers.

The survey indicated that this hybrid pattern allows businesses to pursue business goals without hindrances, while offering better work-life balance to employees.

About 38% of the organisations indicated that they are planning portfolio expansion in the next 6-18 months, by leasing traditional as well as flex spaces. A majority of the businesses implement hybrid working in varying degrees, with 35% saying that they would like to retain their existing portfolios, while 13% look to consolidate their office spaces.

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Ramesh Nair, CEO, India, and Managing Director, Market Development, Asia, Colliers, said, “About one-third of the occupiers surveyed revealed that their productivity increased by 5-10% with hybrid working. Offices are now evolving into centres of collaboration and innovation, with the wellbeing of employees at the core. A hybrid work style needs to be supported by apt technological intervention to ensure seamless collaboration and communication.”

The survey polled large, mid-sized and small firms from the consulting, BFSI, and engineering sectors.