50 Hybrid and Remote Work Statistics Team Leaders Should Know to Build Successful Teams

In 2022, organizations spend more time grappling with the aftermath of workplace changes put in place by the pandemic. Identifying market trends and aligning employee preferences with managers’ needs is key to thriving in this highly dynamic environment. Since we have been actively following global hybrid work adoption since the spring of 2022, we recapped our findings in a list of helpful hybrid and remote work statistics that give leaders an understanding of how the transition is moving forward and what they should expect for the rest of the year. 

State of hybrid and remote work

  1. Ninety-two million (58%) Americans have the opportunity to work from home part-time (McKinsey)
  2.  5% of American employees expect to be back in the office full-time while 32% expect a “mostly office” working culture – CBRE
  3. Sixty-nine percent of hybrid employees would recommend their employer as a place to work, compared to 56% of office workers and 60% of remote workers (Citrix)
  4. About 60 million workers — report that their current job can be done remotely by working from home, at least part of the time. (Gallup)
  5. In the UK, the proportion of workers hybrid working has risen from 13% in early February 2022 to 24% in May 2022 (ONS)

Benefits of hybrid and remote work

  1. 70% of UK office workers see hybrid work as a way to ease the cost of living – ComputerWorld
  2. Cisco’s new study found that six in 10 (61%) employees believe that quality of work has improved. A similar number (pegged at 60%) felt that their productivity has enhanced. | Cisco
  3. The No. 1 reason employees prefer hybrid work is to avoid commute time. | Gallup
  4. More than three-quarters of respondents (78%) believe hybrid and remote working has improved all aspects of well-being, empowering employees to take care of their full selves in both their roles at work and beyond their jobs. (Cisco)
  5. No commute, flexible schedule, and taking less time to get ready for work are the key benefits of hybrid and remote schedules (Stanford University)

Employee preferences

  1. 94% of global knowledge workers want flexibility in when they get their work done – Future Forum by Slack
  2. 39% of college students and fresh graduates are seeking hybrid positions, and 19% are looking for fully remote positions – Generation Lab
  3. 47% of respondents say they are more likely to put family and personal life over work than they were before the pandemic. In addition, 53%—particularly parents (55%) and women (56%)—say they’re more likely to prioritize their health and well-being over work than before. | Microsoft Remote Work Index 
  4. The number of knowledge workers who want to be in the office full-time dropped to 20%, the lowest point in two years of surveying (Slack Future Forum)
  5. 7 in 10 employees agree that hybrid working shows that their company cares about their mental and emotional well-being (Codeco Software)

Employer preferences

  1. 77% say they’d fire you or cut your pay for not coming back to the office | Fortune
  2. 84% of companies said that employee health and wellness was a “very important” consideration in coming up with a work plan.
  3. 50% of leaders say their company already requires or plans to require, full-time in-person work in the year ahead. (Microsoft Work Trends)
  4. Only half of surveyed Australian workers (55%) believe their organization genuinely supports hybrid working (PwC)
  5. 54% of business leaders fear their team has been less productive since moving to remote or hybrid. (Microsoft Work Trends)

Hybrid work schedule 

  1. Workers going into office 1.5 days a week, survey suggests – BBC
  2. A majority of organizations (56.1%) are currently offering fewer than three days of remote work a week: 29.7% aren’t offering any; 10.3% are offering one day; and 16% are offering two – Survey of Working Arrangements and Attitudes
  3. In June 2022, 30% of office workers go to work on Fridays, the least of any weekday – Kastle Systems
  4. 29% of workers expected to attend the office for a specific number of set days (e.g. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays). 28.5% of hybrid workers (and 15.4% of all survey respondents) have the flexibility to decide when and where they work (Productivity Commission)
  5. Only 37% of organizations have already introduced a hybrid work policy (KPMG)

Challenges of hybrid and remote work

  1. Coordination is the key concern bo)h for younger and older executives managing hybrid teams (Slack Future Forum
  2. 71% of employees with disabilities, two-thirds of employees 55 or older, almost two-thirds (64%) of women and LGBTQ+ workers, and 57% of nonwhite workers who work remotely have to lie about parts of their identity at work to avoid discrimination – Software Advice 
  3. Almost 60% of women who work in hybrid environments feel they’ve been excluded from important meetings, and almost half say they don’t have enough exposure to leaders, which is something that’s vital for sponsorship and career progression (Deloitte
  4. Market research firm Forrester predicts that this year, 60 percent of offices will adopt a hybrid work policy, but it also expects that one-third will fail at successfully executing as companies continue to design the workplace around face-to-face interaction. | The Washingon Post
  5. More than 80% of human resources executives say that hybrid is proving to be exhausting for employees (TinyPulse)

Hybrid work employee experience: statistics

  1. 64% of hybrid and 66% of remote employees say that their organization’s culture has a positive impact on their job — compared to just 52% of on-site employees – Gartner
  2. 81% of respondents agreed organizations that don’t make DEX a board-level priority would soon fall behind their competitors. | 1E
  3. 40% of remote workers miss spontaneous, in-person connections with their colleagues, despite feeling that the benefits of working from home (more time for family, exercise, and household chores) outweigh their desire to return to an office (HubSpot)
  4. 46% of employees believe proximity bias exists in the workplace (OwlLabs)
  5. 74% of participants find it less or at least as inefficient in a hybrid setting to retrieve necessary information to perform their job (Deloitte)

Great resignation and remote work

  1. Two out of five employees in our global sample said that they are thinking about leaving in the next three to six months. (McKinsey)
  2. Millennial hybrid workers are most likely (53%) to look for another job if their employers ceased hybrid working and wanted them back in the office. (IWG)
  3. 55% of employees are open to looking for a new job in the next year (Slack Future Forum July 2022)
  4. More than half of workers considering a change plan to pursue hybrid (55%) or fully remote (54%) positions. And 54% are open to searching outside their city. (Robert Half)
  5. One in five workers globally is planning to quit by the end of 2022 (PwC)

Office redesign and hybrid work 

  1. Less than one in four (23 percent) of companies have refitted meeting spaces with video capabilities for equitable hybrid work (Poly)
  2. 66% of business executives consider restructuring office spaces to suit a more scattered, hybrid workforce. 
  3. As of April, landlords were reporting that only about 30% of their office properties were occupied (Qualtrics)
  4. 46% of US organization leaders plan to reduce their office footprint over the next 12 months (Robin)
  5. Office utilization has increased by 87% in the past year, specifically looking at the time period Q1 2021 to Q1 2022 (VergeSense)

Hybrid work tools and infrastructure 

  1. 71% of security leaders did not have high or complete visibility into the remote employees’ home networks, raising huge security concerns (Forrester)
  2. 6 in 10 employees expect to be supported with technology and financial assistance for expenses linked to remote work. Less than 4 in 10 currently benefit from these types of initiatives (JIL)
  3. Cisco’s Hybrid Work Index found that devices connecting to office-based Wi-Fi networks increased 61% in comparison to six months prior, highlighting the growth of onsite work. 
  4. By the end of the year, global spending on public cloud services will come in at $494.6 billion due to both growth in cloud-native infrastructure services and the trend toward hybrid work scenarios driven by the pandemic as well (Gartner)
  5. Only 11% of European office workers had access to workflow automation tools, while two-fifths (44%) reported no change in their company’s investment in tools to automate tasks or processes over the past year (RICOH)

To stay updated on weekly hybrid work news and data signals, follow our hybrid work digests. For tips that help improve communication and employee experience in a flexible workplace, follow our blog and social media

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