Hybrid working has also been a particularly popular method of working ever since the Covid19 pandemic happened. However, in recent months there has been a bigger shift on people returning to the office.
Remote work has its benefits, with people gaining a better work-life balance with less time spent commuting to and from the office, as well as saving money on fuel costs. However, many have pointed out the blurred lines of work vs home when working remotely, reporting that it’s difficult to separate your work-life from your home-life when they’re in the same place. As well as having the opportunity to bounce ideas off your colleagues in a more collaborative environment.
However, employers have a different outlook, with businesses being keen to get people back in the office. Lloyds Banking Group have called for people to return to the office, at least 2 days per week and have implemented a clock-in/ clock-out system in order to monitor this.
Businesses including Disney, KPMG, Twitter, Amazon and many more have also tightened down with hybrid working roles, demanding more time needs to be spent in the office. However, more than a third of UK workers would quit if they were told to return to the office full-time, perhaps showing the divide between employers and employees, is a 4-day office week the solution to this divide? Or is maintaining a 5-day hybrid model the way to go?