202103 Nov

Hybrid Work Models: What the Research Says to Consider


As organizations begin to open their offices back up, they are faced with the challenge of determining what the “next normal” will look like. Leadership is trying to strike a balance between employees’ preference for flexibility and the desire to ensure collaboration and a solid organizational culture. Where many firms are letting individual staff members dictate their schedules, new research from MIT professor Robert Pozen and technology researcher Alexandra Samuel suggests that a more deliberate approach will yield better results. Although their research doesn’t uncover any universal best practices – which is what I think we were all hoping for – it does highlight five key factors that every organization should consider when making decisions about flexible work. And yes… any framework worth the space it’s printed on requires a compelling acronym like FLOCS!

Source: Designdata