Everyone agrees hybrid work is about flexibility, choice and giving employees more control over when, where and how they do their jobs. And it needs to work for them as well as their employers. Beyond that, it’s a mixed bag of models and approaches, often geared to certain industries or professions.
A top priority for knowledge workers, for example, is asynchronous work, which supports both in-person and remote collaboration, at a time and place of each team member’s choosing. Hybrid can involve work from home—or not. The most valued perk for 66% of shift workers is flexibility. As record numbers of employees take on second full-time jobs to supplement their incomes, offering greater flexibility and shorter shifts will give employers an advantage in a hot jobs market.