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Advantages and Disadvantages of Hybrid Working

Advantages and Disadvantages of Hybrid Working

Since the pandemic, hybrid working has become the new format for most businesses. People have differing views on the successes of hybrid working, with many believing it’s the best way forward. However, every company is different, and what works for one may not work for another.

Advantages of Hybrid Working

No commute

  • This means the time taken to get to work and back can be used for other things and allows for a more balanced work/life balance.Fewer distractions
  • On the whole, its proven that people are more productive at home with no colleagues; you're likely to get more work done at home.

More flexibility

  • You can be more flexible with when and where you work.
  • If you have a family or other commitments it allows you more freedom to work around those things.

More economical

  • Hybrid working means the company spends less money on the office space, and the employee spends less money on getting to and from the office.


  • Hybrid working means you are not restricted to the talent just in your area and can hire for literally anywhere. This gives you a wider geographical area to find the most fitting person for the role.

Better collaboration within the team

  • It allows the team to meet face to face, but also have space to work alone from home. Hybrid working is great for a communicative and produces a productive and motivated workforce.


Disadvantages of Hybrid Working

Employees can end up with less opportunities.

  • Employees could miss out on opportunities and support they need.
  • It also increases the chance of new recruits miss out on the opportunity to learn from more experienced members of the team.


  • Those who work remotely tend to do longer hours, which can lead to serious burnout.

There is a void between those in the office and those who work remotely.

  • This is one of the biggest issues to come with hybrid/remote working. If there is miscommunication between the office and remote workers, then work will be done slower.


  • Hybrid working can make it harder for the leadership to manage their team as they may not see many of them too often.

Not everyone can use it

  • Hybrid working is not a model which every industry can use, as some jobs have to be done in person, or require more team collaboration.


A survey conducted by the International Workplace Group claims that 72% of employees prefer a hybrid style of working. Demonstrating the many successes to the hybrid working model, as it benefits both employees and employers. For this flexible model to work successfully and ensure effective communication amongst the team, workplaces need to be willing to adapt and develop their already existing models of working.

Stay Safe,

Team Affecto.


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