The vast majority of workplaces adopted a remote work structure during the Covid-19 pandemic. Since then, many have chosen to transition to a hybrid work environment. Hybrid work allows for increased flexibility – some employees may choose to work in the office while others prefer to work from home. A hybrid workplace can be productive and beneficial, but can also present unique challenges.
Hybrid work risks creating a sense of divide between in-office employees and remote employees; an “in crowd” and an “out crowd”. Those who choose to (or can) work in person in their office can be seen to have an advantage over remote employees, as they experience more face-to-face interactions with their leaders and other colleagues. (more…)