Hybrid work is the best of both worlds

Polina Glukhova
May 23, 2023

Is Hybrid Work the best of both worlds?

Harvard Business School researchers examined this question and found that:

An intermediate number of days in the office resulted in more emails sent, a higher number of email recipients and an increased novelty of work products.

The research performed an experiment with 3 groups: fully remote, hybrid and fully in-office workers.

A hybrid group of employees turned out to be more productive than the other two.

The hybrid workers’ group was able to focus on their tasks during home office days and had efficient collaboration and communication with other team members during office days.

This led to the conclusion that hybrid work represents the best of both worlds: flexibility without isolation.

Source: “Is Hybrid Work the best of both worlds? Evidence from a field experiment” HBS 2022

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