There has never been more buzz around hybrid working before.

But as the world of work keeps evolving, hybrid working is steadily moving into a grey area of one-size-does-not-fit-all, leaving us with more questions than answers.

To help us understand and strategically lead hybrid teams, here are 65 must-see statistics:

Popularity of hybrid working

  • 63% of high-revenue growth companies use hybrid work models. (Accenture)

  • 69% of companies with negative or no growth reject the concept of hybrid workforces and prefer all onsite or all remote employees. (Accenture)

  • 76% of a study respondents confirmed that their companies shifted to a hybrid working model. (TravelPerk)

  • Remote jobs on LinkedIn attract 2.6 times more views and nearly 3 times more applicants compared to on-site roles (LinkedIn)

  • 57% of remote employees say they’ll consider a switch to hybrid. (Microsoft)

  • 78% of HR professionals surveyed by Crain’s Future of Work survey say flexible schedules and remote working are effective ways to retain workers without spending money. (Crain's New York)

  • On average, companies see a 12% reduction in turnover when they allow their employees to do at least some remote work. (Zippia)

  • The number of online job searches for remote positions increased 460% from June 2019 to June 2021 (Zippia) and doubled between May 2020 to May 2021— from 6% of all job posts to 14%. (Greg Lewis)

  • The industries with the highest number of remote workers are healthcare (15%), technology (10%), and financial services (9%). (Owl Labs)

  • 1 in 3 would quit their job if they could no longer work remote after the pandemic. (OwlLabs)

  • Of employees currently working in a hybrid model, 85 percent want it retained going forward. (McKinsey)

  • Only 8% of remote employees are willing to return full-time to work after the pandemic, according to the Remote Work & Compensation Pulse Survey. (Salary)
  • If their compensation was lowered due to them working remotely, 83% of employees would leave their current job. (Salary)

We’re strong believers that hybrid working is the future, but sadly most managers don’t receive any hybrid-specific training. If you’d like to learn how to lead happy and productive teams, check out our half-day development course: Leading Hybrid Teams


Productivity when hybrid working

  • An all time high of 79% said they were more productive working remotely. (Morning Consult)

  • 36% of respondents indicated that they felt more focused working at home than in their office, compared to 28% who reported feeling less focused. (Economist)


Challenges of hybrid working

  • 43% of leaders say relationship-building is the greatest challenge in hybrid and remote work. (Microsoft)

  • 38% of hybrid employees say their biggest challenge is knowing when and why to come into the office. (Microsoft)

  • 59% of remote teams work within a span of 2-5 time zones. (Buffer)

  • 22% of people report working from home hurt their creativity—and 26% of managers agreed. (LucidSpark)

  • 44% of the same study reported feeling isolated from their colleagues’ goals and tasks. (LucidSpark)

  • Per Buffer, the top challenges as a hybrid worker are unplugging after work (27%), difficulties with collaboration (16%), and loneliness (16%). (Buffer)

  • 36% of executives say their biggest challenge to hybrid work is the loss of corporate culture, and 88% report higher turnover than normal. (PwC)

  • 43% of CIO/CTOs and technology leaders report data privacy, cybersecurity, and compliance being one of the biggest obstacles. (PwC)

How do the top cats pull this off? They invest a lot of time, money, and energy into looking at best practices, trial and error, research, trends, and other leaders’ insights. We cover all of that for you at our upcoming course Leading Hybrid Teams.


Styles of hybrid working

  • After COVID-19 92% of people surveyed expect to work from home at least 1 day per week and 80% expected to work at least 3 days from home per week. (OwlLab)

  • 83% of 9,326 workers surveyed say they prefer a hybrid model — in which they can work remotely at least 25% of the time. (Accenture)

  • Employees are mostly required to come to the office 3-4 days a week. (TravelPerk)

  • 55% of employees want to work remotely at least three days a week. (Zippia)

  • 85% of adults currently working at home, want to use a hybrid approach combining both home and office working in the future. (Office For National Statistics)

  • 87% of people want to work from home at least 1 day of the week. 68% of American workers say the ability to work remotely and on-site is the perfect work model. (Pulse of the American Worker Survey)

Steal and experiment with our working model at The Hub Events:

  • we work 80% from home, and 20% from coworking spaces and coffeeshops

  • we use Whatsapp to stay in touch

  • and we factor in life and work-life balance, that's why we embrace flexibility and work from anywhere

  • our style is called 'Hubbietastic' if anyone asks


Resistance to hybrid

  • 71% of executives say that their company’s leadership has expressed a desire for work conditions to return to their pre-pandemic model. (Intuition)

  • 63% have not yet changed their office spaces to suit this new hybrid reality. (TravelPerk)

To learn how to tackle resistance to going hybrid, check out our upcoming course Leading Hybrid Teams.


Demographic differences

  • 74% of Gen Zers want more face-to-face collaboration opportunities, compared to 66% for Gen Xers and 66% for Baby Boomers. (intuition)

  • Gen Z wants to use office spaces for regular desk work and training and development more than any other age group. Gen X and Baby Boomers want to use office space for client meetings more than any other generation represented. (Zippia)

  • Employees with disabilities were 11 percent more likely to prefer a hybrid work model than employees without disabilities. (McKinsey)

  • More than 70 percent of men and women expressed strong preferences for hybrid work, but nonbinary employees were 14 percent more likely to prefer it. (McKinsey)

  • LGBQ+2 employees were 13 percent more likely to prefer hybrid work than their heterosexual peers. (McKinsey)

  • Younger employees (18–34 years old) were 59 percent more likely to leave an organisation if hybrid work wasn’t offered than older ones (55–64 years old). (McKinsey)


Hybrid work technology

  • Only 66% of employees agree they have the technology they need to effectively work remotely, compared to 80% of executives. (Gartner)

  • 43% of people report spending too much time switching between different online tools and applications, and 48% report making mistakes because they can't keep track of information stored across online tools and apps. (Language.work)

  • 72% of companies plan to invest more in tools for virtual collaboration in the future. (Zippia)

  • 42% of employees who have been WFH since the pandemic still lack office supplies and tech at home, with 10% reporting inadequate internet access (Microsoft)

  • 54% of IT professionals consider remote work to be a higher security risk than traditional in-office work. (OpenVPN)


Financial compensation

  • 92% of employers do not have a system in place for determining compensation for employees who work remotely only part of the time. (Salary)

  • For 72% of employers, there is no formal method for determining compensation for remote workers. (Salary)

  • Over 97% of employers report they won’t reduce pay for partially remote employees. However, 21% of employers would adjust their salaries with respect to an employee’s contribution, geographical location, as well as concerns about company culture. (Salary)

  • During the pandemic, 9% of employees relocated to another location making a return to the office full-time impossible. (Salary)

  • 94% of employees believe that salaries should be determined by skill set and not where they are located. (Salary)

  • If their compensation was lowered due to them working remotely, 83% of employees would leave their current job the same survey found. (Salary)

  • If their compensation was lowered due to them working remotely, 83% of employees would leave their current job. (Prudential Financial Inc)

  • 75% of employees say that cost savings is a major benefit of working from home, and over a third of them said they save over $5,000 each year by working remotely. (Zippia)


Learning while hybrid

  • 57% of today’s learning and development professionals expect to spend more on online learning in the near future. (intuition)

  • The eLearning industry is expected to grow to a value of 1 trillion US dollars by 2027. For reference, the market value in 2020 was estimated to be 250 billion. (intuition)

  • Demand for online learning has increased by 400% since the onset of the pandemic and the shift to remote/hybrid working. (intuition)

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Benefits of hybrid work

  • 81% of employees report that the number one reason they want a flexible job is to have better work-life balance. (FlexJobs)

  • 75% of UK employees are happier working from home. (Huawei)

  • 20% of global workers polled said their boss had stopped caring about their work-life balance during the pandemic, leaving 54% feeling overworked and 39% feeling completely exhausted. (intuition)

  • As the hybrid workplace takes shape, 40% of people believe they can be productive and healthy from anywhere — whether fully remote, onsite, or a combination of the two. (intuition)

  • Employee burnout is now a serious issue and 75% of workers in a recent study said they wished their employer provided some form of mental health support. (intuition)

  • 26% of employees say hybrid working gives them a better work-life balance. (TravelPerk)

  • A further 12% stated that this shift to hybrid work has had a positive effect on their mental health. (TravelPerk)

  • 88% of workers the flexibility of hybrid working has increased their job satisfaction. (Ergotron)

  • 56% of hybrid workers report improvements to their mental health since making the change. (Ergotron)

  • Beyond fair pay, employees are looking to get the following from their employers: positive culture (46%), mental health and wellbeing benefits (42%), a sense of purpose/meaning (40%), flexible work hours (38%), and more than the standard yearly vacation (36%) (Microsoft)

  • A sharp reduction in personal travel, including commuting to work, drove household greenhouse gas emissions down by 15 million tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2020. (Office For National Statistics)


Hybrid working continues to evolve and change, so if you’re looking for a way to be up to date with current trends, best practices, and learn from other leaders, why not attend our half-day development course Leading Hybrid Teams. It’s delivered by an award-winning trainer designed to give you practical tools to be an effective hybrid leader.

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