Hybrid work news: Twitter scales down office spaces, hybrid saves the day in property crisis 

In week’s hybrid work news digest, we dive deeper into the challenges of hybrid work – organizational, legal, and others. At the same time, we explore the opportunities of the new model in cutting operating costs and helping employees face recession. 

If you missed last week’s digest, you can go back to it here. To track the evolution of hybrid work adoption, check out the earlier posts of the series


Report on hybrid working across the UK | Raconteur

Did you know that 51% of employees in the UK would leave their job if they couldn’t do it in a hybrid environment? Raconteur published this and other eye-opening data on hybrid work adoption in the UK. Among other things, it shows how much the British workforce saves by not commuting to offices every day and compares all cities across the country in terms of hybrid work adaptability. 

70% of UK workers see hybrid work as a way to cut costs of living | ComputerWeekly

As inflation soars, companies and workers turn to hybrid work to cut maintenance and living costs. 70% of employees believe hybrid work can help solve the property market crisis. 

Twitter Pares Office Space to Save Cash, Deepen Remote-Work Tilt | Bloomberg

In an email sent to the team last Wednesday, the company revealed its plans to shut down its offices in SF, New York, and Sydney. The company made the decision to double down on remote work and cut costs by scaling down some of its most expensive spaces. 

Where we work can redefine company culture and its people | Bloomberg Law

Committing to hybrid work is a long-lasting decision that impacts budgeting, productivity, and culture. The implications of the shift will transform organizations dramatically – so team leaders should be aware of the challenges that come along the way. 


Four reasons the shift to hybrid work is set to stay for young professionals | The Conversation

Before the pandemic, young professionals in their 20s were the least like to work from home – two years later, 64% do that and prefer a hybrid work model to other arrangements. The Conversation opens a discussion on why hybrid work is so important to the new generation of workers. 

Is Hybrid Work Killing Remote Summer? Yes, But It Doesn’t Have To | WSJ

Coming to the office in summer may only be enjoyable if the office has an excellent AC system your home can’t quite beat. Otherwise, in summer everyone would rather choose where they work from – their home, a hotel, or a vacation house. The good news is that hybrid work doesn’t have to kill the flexibility of remote summers, instead, it can support employees in living their best lives. 

Work is changing: this will help you prepare | McKinsey

It’s only been a couple of months outside of the active phase of the pandemic but most organizations have already realized the workplace will never be the way it was pre-2020. It is easy to feel overwhelmed by the impact of the change – to help leaders stay on track, McKinsey prepared an actionable collection of workplace-related blog posts. 

What perks should you pay for when offices reopen? | Protocol

In a hybrid workplace, coming to the office is a choice employees will make actively day in and day out. For office managers, the new model brings forth the challenge of creating an environment that would beat the comfort of people’s homes. Protocol explores how leaders can focus on employee well-being to boost office attendance. 


Hybrid work models: which one is right for your business? | G2

G2 offers a comprehensive rundown on hybrid work models. In its new post, the company explores the differences between the traditionalists, adaptors, soloists, and cultural employees and helps managers choose the right approach for their organization.  

As team leaders move to hybrid work, they will have to deal with unprecedented legal challenges: from employees changing locations to having to allocate budgets to supporting WFH teams. Find out how to build a reliable legal infrastructure for hybrid work. 

Five lessons in building a hybrid workplace for the future of work | Forbes

The right approach to hybrid work stems from finding answers to key questions: how much in-person time do teams need, how much flexibility can leaders concede without sliding into chaos, and how hybrid work impacts cultures and careers years down the line? A recent article from Forbes unpacks these challenges and helps leaders find answers. 

The best remote leaders do these three things: because great leadership doesn’t only come from in-person work | CNBC

Is great leadership synonymous with connecting with the team face-to-face? It doesn’t seem to be – instead, “compassionate accountability” seems to be the defining trait of excellent leaders. While not as spontaneous as it would be in an office setting, compassionate leadership is possible to foster remotely. Here are the three things that will help you understand your team and accomplish a lot together. 

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