A new global study on hybrid workcarried out by the American company Cisco, points out that this way of working “has generated many benefits in the last two years”, both for organizations and for their collaborators.
This is how more than three quarters of the employees consulted, 78%, believe that hybrid and remote work has improved all aspects of well-being.
According to the study, the five areas evaluated were: financial, physical, social, emotional and mental well-being.
On the financial front, 76% of those consulted affirm thate has saved money through hybrid work in the last year.
In physical well-being, 68% highlight that they believe that hybrid work has had a positive impact on their physical condition, while in the emotional part, 82% of employees say that the ability to work in a hybrid way “It has made them happier and more motivated in their role”.
Regarding mental well-being, 55% of participants report that hybrid work has lowered their stress levelsyes In the social part, 74% of workers emphasize that family relationships have improved.
However, another of the lines that this study evaluates is the balance that exists between work and personal life.
Among the findings, it stands out that 79% of those consulted feel that working outside the office It has improved his work-life balance.
Additionally, 76% say they feel their role can now be performed remotely as successfully as in the office.
Notably, 44% of participants say they reinvested these time savings with family, friends, and pets.
“While employees felt their companies were most prepared from a technology perspective, employee support and human resources policies and processes were the least prepared fields for hybrid working”, highlights the report of the American company.
The report highlights that one of the challenges is connectivity. 62% of the participants say that experiencing connection problems on a regular basis is a limitation for remote workers, while 42% of the respondents point out that having connectivity problems “creates a negative perception of remote workers”, highlights the study.
How many days to the office?
But how many days a week do employees want to work from home?
According to the study ‘The Work Book’, carried out by Michael Page, Great Place To Work and Glüky Group, 62% of employees would work three days a week or more remotely. In addition, 91% of the women surveyed they say they want to work at least one day a week remotely.
This is how, from this study, five keys were identified to build a successful hybrid culture: the first focuses on trust in workers, the second on consolidating continuous communication and listening with collaborators. The third key is to co-create and strengthen tools to empower employees.
In fourth place is to have equity between remote and face-to-face collaborators. Finally, have clear intentions with collaborators.