Work expectations in hybrid workplaces vary

Despite the convenience, employees working remotely are concerned about fatigue and isolation, an IR survey finds.
By: | October 21, 2022

When it comes to hybrid workplace arrangements, employees have different expectations of their preferred working arrangements.

Employee expectations range from those who want to work predominantly from home to preserve a better work-life balance, those who prefer a flexible hybrid working arrangement, and those who cannot wait to get back to the office full-time, revealed in the second edition of Your ultimate guide to future-proofing the hybrid workplace 2.0 report by IR, a performance management and analytics platform.

The survey found that after having experienced the convenience and productivity of working remotely, workers are rejecting the five-day workweek for personal and financial reasons. It also revealed that social interaction is one of the primary reasons employees want to return to the office, and fatigue and isolation are concern areas for employees working remotely.

READ: Tech support critical for employees working remotely

John Ruthven, CEO and Managing Director at IR, said, “There is no one-size-fits-all in the evolving hybrid workplace model. Leadership teams must be more flexible and agile as they redefine hybrid working guidelines.

“The success of hybrid working is defined by employee experience management, and technology plays a key role. For a hybrid workplace to function optimally, collaboration tools need to work seamlessly.”