The hybrid workplace model is set to become the norm for many businesses in 2023,
and it is important to understand that hybrid work differs from remote work. Hybrid
work enables a combination of remote work and on-site work, allowing employees for
greater productivity and flexibility when compared to full-time office-based jobs.
A whopping 88% of employees have reported feeling more satisfied in their roles since
the introduction of hybrid working, which offers a great deal of flexibility. Moreover, a
survey conducted by Owl Labs revealed that globally, 16% of employees work remotely,
while 62% prefer a hybrid approach. Only 22% are full-time office workers. This
indicates that when given the choice, many people opt for hybrid work as it provides
more control over their schedules and locations.
To gain further insight into this model, here is a list of more than 20 statistics that you
should be aware of when it comes to hybrid workplaces in 2023.

Hybrid Workplace Model Adoption statistics and trends

1. An overwhelming majority of executives (66%) contemplated reconfiguring their workspaces to suit a hybrid work setting.

2. According to surveys, the number of hybrid working employees gradually increased from 13% in February 2022 to 24% in May 2022. This growth emphasizes how many people are turning towards this model as an alternative to traditional working methods.

3. In addition to a reasonable salary, workers are looking for various employee benefits from their employers. According to Microsoft’s survey, 46% of employees prioritized having a positive culture in the workplace, 42% seek mental health and well-being benefits, 40% want a sense of meaning or purpose through their work, and 38%, value flexible working hours over traditional 95 jobs. Additionally, 36% prefer more than just yearly vacation days from their

4. 84% of the employees working remotely due to Covid 19 have expressed their preference for a mixed working culture where they can work from home as well as from their work location.

5. Accenture’s research study states that 63% of high-growth firms are utilizing the ‘Productivity everywhere’ model.

6. 4 days a week of work has been a long-standing5- proposal, and 2023 is likely to finally welcome and implement it.

7. A staggering 38% of hybrid employees have expressed that their conundrum lies in understanding when and why it’s necessary to go into the office.

8. On the other hand, 83% of employees have suggested that they would consider
leaving their job if paid less for working from home.

9. 37% of them have also expressed the thought of switching jobs if they cannot
work remotely.

Hybrid Work & Productivity

10. To the astonishment of 71% of managers, remote workers proved more
productive than expected.

11. 58% of employees in a survey conducted by McKinsey reported that hybrid work
increased their productivity, while 54% noted a boost in inclusion and diversity at
their workplaces.

12. Additionally, 45% of respondents said that employee engagement improved, and
36% reported an increase in customer satisfaction.

13. A majority of responders, or 52%, indicated that they would prefer an
asynchronous-first approach to their working policy in the future.

14. A report from Accenture revealed that 40% of employees felt they could
successfully work from any location, due to their employer allowing them the
independence and digital proficiency required for remote work. Moreover,
Accenture’s health policies ensured employees’ mental well-being was taken into
account as they adjusted to their new working arrangements.

15. According to Future Forum:
• 29% higher productivity and 53% greater ability to focus have been reported by
employees who possess the full capacity to adjust their working hours.

→ Remote and hybrid workers tend to exhibit a stronger connection with their direct
manager, as well as their organization’s values, than those that work exclusively in office environments.

In recent years, adaptable remote working policies have been pinpointed as the prime contributor to enhanced corporate culture. The availability of flexible job arrangements has enabled employers to offer their staff more autonomy over their schedules, thereby allowing them to remain productive whilst maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

Additionally, this has triggered improved collaboration levels amongst team members
since everyone can now be reached from anywhere at any time. Companies embracing
such work practices are undoubtedly making leaps and bounds in terms of productivity
and engagement.

• However, 54% of respondents have reported feeling pressure to appear online
during specific times throughout the day, as opposed to being recognized for
their output regardless of when it was accomplished.

This phenomenon has caused issues in terms of
achieving a healthy work/life balance and could be
detrimental to employee morale if left unchecked.
Employers must ensure that asynchronous working
patterns are clearly defined in order to ensure
employees feel supported and empowered in their role
whilst at the same time safeguarding them from any
undue stress.

16. The Economist reported that 36% of individuals who had the opportunity to work
remotely felt more focused in comparison to the 28% who felt directionless.
This could be attributed to their employers providing them with the right
resources, such as a concerned leadership team, and the perfect maturity needed
in order to make this transition successful.

17. Furthermore, according to PwC’s survey of 133 executives, employers found that
transitioning to remote work was effective 83% of the time. This is in line with
the 32% of the workforce who expressed a preference to never work again in an
office environment.

Hybrid Workplace & Employers

18. A staggering 43% of leaders claimed that forming relationships is the most
difficult part about working remotely or in hybrid environments.

19. As per the survey conducted by Deloitte on 275 employees, it was found that
68% of them plan to execute a hybrid work model while 21% of the respondents
reported that their organization plans to move back to their offices and 1% plan
to stay virtual.

20. A major concern for employers is managing pay structures within a hybrid
working environment with 72% of businesses not having a formal process in place
to address this. Furthermore, 92% don t have one for partially remote employees

21. 97% stated they would not reduce workers’ pay if they stayed or switched to a
partially remote schedule. Of those who would adjust wage levels, 21% said the
variation would depend on employee input, geographic location, and cultural

22. In addition to this, a survey of 4,463 respondents found that 82.6% currently view
flexible or hybrid working arrangements as important or highly important.

23. 49.8% are already working such a schedule that alternates between work and
home days, with this figure rising to 52.3% for marketers in larger businesses.

24. However, it was also revealed that 9.3% of marketers have had their requests for
flexible scheduling denied by their employer.
These statistics demonstrate that employers are increasingly beginning to adopt hybrid
work structures, with businesses such as Deloitte and McKinsey leading the charge in
offering them to employees. Despite this, it is clear from the data that there remain
disparities between what executives and workers understand about these models –
including pay structures and childcare benefits – making it essential for employers to
ensure everyone is well-informed about any changes being implemented. Ultimately, by
doing so, companies can effectively ensure a smooth transition into the new age of
hybrid workplaces.

Hybrid workplace & Technology

25. According to a survey conducted by Prudential Financial Inc., 58% of employees
who are currently working from home have begun using workplace collaboration
tools more than they were one year ago.
This statistic suggests that businesses should ensure their staff is equipped with the
necessary tools to maintain an effective hybrid work setup.

26. 34% of respondents agree that employers should provide employees with
resources to create a suitable home office environment.

27. Moreover, approximately one in five respondents believe there is inadequate
adoption or lack of change management when introducing new tools for hybrid

28. Furthermore, workers aged 65 and above are less likely to use any collaborative
tools due to a lack of knowledge. This brings into question the importance of
education and training when it comes to the use of new workplace technologies
in order to ensure maximum productivity.

Transitioning to a new age of working.

To conclude, with the rise of hybrid workplaces come great opportunities, both on an
individual level as well as at a business level, but they also bring unique challenges that
must be addressed in order to fully capitalize on these potentials.
Employers must acknowledge the importance of equipping employees with the right
resources and providing adequate training for the proper utilization of these tools if they
want their businesses to remain competitive in today’s ever-changing environment.
By taking these factors into account, businesses can create an effective hybrid working
strategy that leads to better engagement, productivity, and overall success.