In 2022 we witnessed an expansion of hybrid work, not as a passing fad but as a consolidated reality. Hybrid work was created in response to the pandemic, and has shown clear benefits when it comes to retaining employees and attracting talent. In addition, the productivity figures obtained in 2022 are comforting. Thus, to remain competitive in 2023, companies will need to ensure flexibility and provide greater structure to the organizational model, reviewing the allocation of physical spaces, identifying the appropriate metrics for the new configuration, and solving problems such as Proximity biasImportant meetings, for example, will need to be conducted in an entirely hybrid mode to allow everyone to participate, wherever they are. Redefining the company culture will also be necessary.
If 2022 brought with it a new way of dealing with face-to-face work, we can say that, in 2023, Telework or remote working will be a “must” for many people when it comes to being part of an organization.
According to polls, the number of vacancies that offer telework has doubled from 2021 to 2022 -and it is tenfold of what it was just two years ago. In addition, recent studies in the United States show that two-thirds of workers would consider looking for a new job if they were forced to return to the office full-time.
The reason is that working remotely has given us the flexibility and work-life balance that we wanted so much. It is no longer a social benefit or a way to attract talent… Today, telework is a requirement or a right acquired collectively by workers.