Why the Most Popular Hybrid Model Isn’t Working

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Despite looking good on paper, the 3-2 model threatens an employee’s sense of autonomy and could harm productivity.

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Three days in the office with two days remote, or two days in the office with three remote, is a popular model for hybrid working. However, this approach, known as the 3-2 model, could be doing more harm than good. It threatens an employee’s sense of autonomy — their ability to set their own schedule and avoid frustrating commutes — and could also have a negative effect on productivity, with some employees feeling more productive either at home or in the workplace five days per week. So what’s an organization to do? Recognizing there’s no “one-size-fits-all” answer, NLI’s David Rock and Laura Cassiday suggest companies experiment. “If you try an approach and discover employees hate it, don’t be afraid to acknowledge your mistakes and try again,” they write. Read more in Fast Company.

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