Advantages of a Hybrid Office

Employees working in a hybrid office at Addison Group.

A Gallup survey found that a staggering eight in 10 people are working in a hybrid environment these days, meaning they alternate days working from home and working in an office. We saw this number rise since the 2020 pandemic, and we have seen the many advantages that accompany the trend.

It’s important to understand the advantages of hybrid work and why it’s beneficial to your remote-able employees. Whether you offer hybrid work opportunities, are considering it, or are contemplating a full transition back into office – it’s best you understand why hybrid work may be the right fit for you and your employees by looking at the many advantages to hybrid work below.

Hybrid offices result in an improved work-life balance

Employees currently working in a hybrid environment say that their ability to work from home and in-office is beneficial in both their personal and professional lives. They believe their personal well-being is improved and feel more productive having been given the opportunity to work in both environments. This is a result of their ability to work from wherever they want, spending their time in ways that work best for them.

This shared working style has improved the work-life balance of employees for the last few years, and it’s something worth holding onto.

Hybrid offices allow for a more efficient use of time

Along with an improved work-life balance, one of the biggest benefits to a hybrid work environment is time. Being able to pick and choose in-office and work from home days throughout the week provides flexibility to get the most out of their day. Again, this proves true both professionally and personally.


People work at different paces and thrive in different environments. Giving people work from home opportunities allows them to adjust their schedule to remain focused throughout their day and provide you their best work. For some people, being in-office is distracting. With many people around, lots of chit-chat, and side conversations, it’s sometimes hard to lock in and get the work done. Now, these employees can go to an environment of their choosing where they know they’ll get more done, more efficiently.


With the advantage of time on one’s side, people feel like they have the power to take their life back. The alternative is sitting in traffic, waking up two hours early, getting home two hours later, and having less free time before and after work for activities that make a happy, healthy life. In that case, remote-able employees will turn away from a five day in-office week, knowing they can get hours of their time back in a hybrid work environment.

Choosing work hours and location

Some people work better from home versus in-office, and vice versa. Overall, people appreciate the ability to choose where they work from, so they’re comfortable and productive. People thrive in different environments and offering the option for them to choose which is right for them will make for happier, more productive employees.

Similarly, people also thrive at different times of the day. You may have a worker who is a morning person. They’re up and ready to go at 5:00 AM. If they have to go into the office, they’re likely not going in that early, and may be losing a couple hours of what may be their most productive time. With hybrid work, people can get up early if they please and knock out their busy work.

On the other hand, if you have a worker who isn’t a morning person, they’re going to benefit from the extra sleep that comes with the ability to work from home – time they would otherwise spend commuting. They’re more likely to wake up feeling energized and ready to tackle their day. Again, providing you their best work in return.

Decreasing the likelihood of burnout

Although an hour or two a day doesn’t seem like much, extra personal time back can have a lasting impact on an employee’s physical and mental well-being. Think about how much you can do with an extra hour or two in your day. Between cooking, cleaning, working out, sleeping in, whatever it may be, this is the time your employee will likely use doing something to their enjoyment, or feel that they need. Having the opportunity to enjoy your life outside of work decreases their likelihood of becoming burnt out from an in-office, commuting position.

Work is not your employee’s entire life, or at least it shouldn’t be. Especially if you want happy, hard-working employees. Offering up hybrid work will allow them more opportunity to build and nurture their life outside of work, which in turn will decrease their likelihood of feeling burnt out.

Higher productivity

Hybrid offices help break up people’s weeks, and subsequently helps organize schedules and create routines. If you come in on Tuesdays and Thursdays, it’s smart to prioritize your meetings on those days. Lock in all the meetings you can on those two days and save the remaining three for the head-down, locked-in tedious work you need get done. Doing this each week sets a natural routine our bodies and brains become accustomed to, which will once again prove beneficial in productivity. Promote this framework to your employees and see how it benefits your team as a whole!

With the many time benefits of a hybrid environment, people are naturally happier and therefore more productive at work. They work to ensure they deliver strong material in an efficient manner, in order to keep the schedule they have grown to appreciate.

Hiring for a hybrid office position

Many people are seeking hybrid work opportunities these days, and the advantages of hybrid work can be seen throughout all levels and positions within a company. To offer hybrid employment is to offer an opportunity for satisfied employees, higher productivity rates, and time well spent. Consider these advantages when posting your next position.

Need help filling your next position? Addison Group has more than 20 years of hiring experience! Contact us today to help place your next candidate.


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