If the term 'hybrid work' was unfamiliar to you before the pandemic, you aren't alone. The past year has brought seismic shifts to how and where we work. In 2021, employees had the chance to experience the flexibility of working both remotely and in the office, leading many organizations to embrace and adopt hybrid work models. The way we see it, hybrid work is here to stay and 2022 is about making it future-proof.
As a hybrid company, we know employees want flexibility and a culture that helps them grow personally and professionally, regardless of where they work from. But with the future of work being hybrid, employers are wondering how to sustain it for the long-term, HubSpot included.
That’s why today, we released HubSpot’s 2022 Hybrid Work Report to share insights on how the world worked in 2021. We analyzed feedback from our own workforce and surveyed over 4,000 full-time remote, in-office, and flex workers from companies in the U.S., UK, Ireland, Germany, Australia, France, Canada, and Japan, to get a sense of collaboration, culture, communication, mental health, and management in a hybrid world. Here are some of the key findings from our survey, fielded in December 2021.
Highlights from HubSpot’s 2022 Hybrid Work Report:
60% of parents and caregivers feel pressured to be “always on” during working hours, despite their current situation at home.
57% of survey respondents said they are to some degree likely to look for a new job in 2022 due to burnout.
49% of in-office workers found staying motivated and staying connected with their team to be the biggest challenges in the transition from remote to in-office work.
38% of flex workers see differences in the in-office and remote employee experience as an obstacle to success.
40% of remote workers miss spontaneous, in-person connections with their colleagues.
As the pandemic continues to evolve, so does the way we work. As Katie Burke, HubSpot’s Chief People Officer says, “One key learning over the past year is that caring and listening are table stakes. The companies who will be successful in 2022 and beyond will match that listening with action, setting bold strategies for the new future of work. For us at HubSpot, that’s focusing on making sure our commitment to flexibility scales with our company in a way that is fair, inclusive, and friction-free, no matter where you choose to work from.”
While there’s no one-size-fits all approach to hybrid work, we hope the insights in our report are helpful in crystallizing what's working and what the opportunities are for your hybrid workforce.