The country has experienced an unprecedented situation where millions of people have been working from home. This amounted to nearly half of those in employment (46.6%) doing at least some of their work from home in April 2020. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is a shock that has fundamentally changed the way we think about work and the workplace, shifting expectations of what’s possible for both firms and employees.
When done right, hybrid working can offer several competitive advantages. But the challenge for businesses is how to find the right balance between home and the workplace to make a sustainable shift that works for both the business and employees over the long-term. Doing so requires businesses to consider their approach to health and wellbeing, managing, training, engaging, and leading their teams, and the practical support needed to achieve it.
The benefits of hybrid working:
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