I’ve been a “hybrid worker” for decades. I’m fortunate to be able to find a quiet space at home when I need to do ‘alone’ things. This article in today’s Times makes the case that the government’s push to get civil servants back to the office is a political move, not a productivity-motivated one. Does your company treat hybrid working as a political issue?
[…] That’s not altogether surprising. Most white-collar jobs require people to work both in teams and alone. The first is best done in an office; the second may be done more effectively at home, where workers can avoid the distractions of the office and the tiresome and expensive business of commuting. Some people, especially new recruits, need the presence of colleagues more than others. Some jobs are better done collectively and some separately. Good managers ensure workers spend enough time together for teams to operate efficiently and young people to get to grips with their jobs, leaving staff to work from home if they want to the rest of the time.