Hybrid work news: coworkings are stronger than ever, hybrid work and metaverse intertwined

Over the last couple of weeks of running the hybrid work news digest, we are seeing more companies focus on improving their hybrid infrastructures, investing in tools, hardware, and policies that help make the transition smoother and more efficient.  Amidst the uncertainty of the shift, recession adds to the pile, making teams wonder how they should approach budgeting, assign responsibilities, and prepare for the upcoming economic fluctuations.

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1. As hybrid work shrinks offices, motion sensor use might grow | TechTarget

Experts believe that using motion sensors will enrich managers’ understanding of how employees use office spaces and help optimize hybrid work environments. 

2. As office goes extinct, the WeWork era rises again | Fortune 

During the pandemic, co-working spaces were struggling but hybrid work helps them come back stronger than ever. The space is booming and has a growing variety of market players – some of them offer premium spaces for over $30,000/year. 

3. Are hybrid work and the metaverse interlinked? | Unleash

In the era of hybrid work, team managers see a lot of potential in business metaverse platforms. Data shows that 66% of leaders see the metaverse as the logical continuation of hybrid work. 

4. Head of Team Anywhere and other job titles for an uncertain time | New York Times

The last two years flipped the job market head-to-toe and modern-day recession adds to the uncertainty team leaders and managers face. Highly dynamic times call for creativity, experimental decisions, and previously unheard-of job titles. 


1. Who gets to work in the digital economy? | Harvard Business Review 

The pandemic triggered a wave of economic changes – the rise of suburbs, the explosion of e-commerce, and the surge of interest in remote work. In 2022, more people are curious about joining the digital economy – where will their skills and jobs fit in? 

2. What the future of work (and won’t) look like | SHRM

Flexibility at the forefront, search for balance between autonomy and teamwork, and redefining office perks – these and others were the topics brought up by a panel of experts on hybrid work. Learn more about what trends the workplace of the future is and isn’t likely to follow. 

3. The future of work: more hybrid, more collaborative, more automated | Forbes

As team leaders have to grapple with uncertainties about the future of work, it helps to set the starting point with what we already know: there will be a need for flexibility and automation, and collaboration will stay crucial for operational success. 

4. How security risks are impacting hybrid work models | Ernst & Young

On their journey to hybrid work adoption, team leaders are heavily concerned about privacy and security – rightfully so. The new model introduces vulnerabilities and considerations, which is why it is important to understand the impact and build countermeasures for emerging risks. 


1. Balancing act: how to succeed in the age of hybrid working | Harper’s Bazaar

Hybrid work isn’t only about balancing going to the office and working remotely – it is heavily about drawing a line between autonomy and collaboration. This in-depth piece on balancing the two for Harper’s Bazaar strives to identify the crucial points at which teammates should come together and those where they should be allowed to work independently. 

2. Don’t go back to the office for your boss. Return for yourself | New York Times 

The post-pandemic shift from remote to hybrid work may have made a fraction of the workforce unhappy. However, there is a strong case for why there’s more to going to the office than pleasing your manager. Find out how making the most out of the physical workplace helps boost careers and professional development. 

3. Top digital nomad destinations for remote work | FastCompany 

Remote and hybrid work created a surge of interest in the digital nomad movement and put it on a global scale. Now, about half of the workforce can experiment with working in different locations – such as these 10 breathtaking destinations reviewed by FastCompany. 

4.  3 elements at the forefront of global team success | Entrepreneur

Hiring teams globally changed the face of leadership. Now, a growing number of managers have to find ways to effectively juggle time zone differences, cultural peculiarities, and legal considerations that come with managing a global team. There are a lot of strategies and tactics to explore but the fundamentals are few and straightforward. 

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