The decline of the hybrid work model
It seems as though as we move into 2024, the likelihood of people working from home or on a hybrid basis is going to decrease, a welcome change for many, but not so for others. The sustainability of the working from home model has been put to the test & questioned, and as a result, seems to be becoming less commonplace. All manner of companies have tried and tested it with varying degrees of success, but even those who have enjoyed great success with the hybrid model are moving towards bringing their staff back into the office.
Since the pandemic, it has typically been the small businesses who led the way in bringing staff back into the office, with the larger employers happy to remain hybrid or have staff work from home full time, but recent data shows that even major companies like Google, Apple & Meta are recalling staff to now come and work at the office, which is expected to cause a serious ripple effect.
Whereas the near normality of working from home or on a hybrid basis has bred a brand new expectation amongst hundreds of thousands of employees to be allowed to work in this way, changes that the major employers will usher in will bring a wave of change in attitudes during 2024 towards such work options being on offer. In turn this is of course bound to change peoples attitudes to the potential of hybrid/home working. Whereas it has grow to be an expected part of the vast majority of new job offer packages, hybrid and home based working is likely to deplete as the year goes on.
Who knows where we will be by mid 2024, and at the end of the year. Will working from home still be ‘a thing’? Will it still be expected, or hoped for by job seekers? Or will be see a return to pre-pandemic days?
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