Is a Hybrid Work Model More Productive?

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we think, the way we live, and the way we work. Gone are the days when we used to work in an office or walk on a public street without any doubt. Now, more and more people prefer to work from home where they feel safe from the new variants and have minimal contact with others.

As a result, more companies are opting for a hybrid work model wherein an employee has to come to the office on specific days while on other days, they can work from home. But is it the right approach? Is the hybrid work model more productive? Let's find out.

The Study

A study conducted by The Adecco Group, a renowned HR Solution company, examined the attitudes towards work and the changes in the same over 12 months. The research covered 25 nations and 15,000 respondents who were based in the offices. It highlighted that though the hybrid working model can increase employees' productivity, it can also add pressure on leaders and workers.

Pros and Cons

Though every organization chooses to pick a hybrid model that works for its organizational culture and employee preferences, there are some common pros and cons of the hybrid model that every organization considering it should keep in mind.


Ø  Convenience and Flexibility

Employees feel more convenient with this model as it helps them to maintain a better work-life balance.

Ø  Cost-Effectiveness

This method is cost-effective for employers and employees. Employees save on fuel costs while employers save on structural costs.

Ø  Increased Hiring Options

The hiring options expand as more and more people prefer employers who have adopted a hybrid model instead of employers who demand an employee come to the office every day.

Ø  Productivity and Efficiency

Some studies have shown that employees become more productive and efficient in a hybrid model.


Ø  Creativity

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Ø  Collaboration

The communication and collaboration between teams might not be as smooth as it was.

Ø  Equipment Access

An employer needs to provide the necessary tools, gadgets, and access to employees when they work from home.

Ø  Lack of Personal Touch

Sometimes, clients might feel that there is no personal touch with employees working as per a hybrid model. It can lead to disappointment.

Ø  Training/Mentoring

Training and mentoring an employee to take on bigger roles can be complicated in a hybrid model.

How to Measure Productivity in a Hybrid Work Model

You can look at many aspects when you want to measure productivity in a hybrid work model. You can measure the number of tasks completed per week/month, the rate of tasks completed on time, the quality ratings achieved on the work completed, feedback from customers or other team members or supervisors. You can also measure availability and activity levels during working hours.

All in all, it can be said that a hybrid work model might make employees more productive. In addition to productivity, employers need to stay focused on the well-being of employees and the social connections among employees. As an employer, it would be best if you also thought of sustainable innovation that helps in driving business success.



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