According to Gartner, after surveying more than 400 employees and leaders of organizations around the world who have consistently worked under some kind of hybrid-work model since the pandemic, the hybrid-flexible, which allows leaders and employees to choose where they work from, appears to be the best hybrid work form.
According to the study, organizations with the most human-centric work environments are 3.8 times more likely to have high employee performance, 3.2 times more likely to have high employee retention, and 3.1 times more likely to have low employee fatigue than organizations with far fewer human-centric attributes.
Employees who are allowed to choose when they work are 2.3 times more likely to achieve higher performance than employees who are not given this option. Furthermore, autonomy reduces worker fatigue by 1.9 times. Also, autonomy increases people’s likelihood of staying with the organization by 2.3 times, which is critical for winning the talent challenge and competing against fully staffed, talented teams.
According to the research, human-centric work designs go beyond hybrid-flexible to include opportunities for intentional collaboration and empathy-based management, with benefits including increased employee performance, intent to stay, and reduced fatigue.
The sources for this piece include an article in Gartner.