Hybrid is here to stay. Seventy-five percent of hybrid or remote workers say their expectation of working flexibility have increased; and if an organization were to go back to a fully on-site arrangement, it would risk losing up to 39% of its workforce.

Working in a remote environment is fatiguing, and organizations’ current practice of virtualizing the office-centric work design makes it worse.

Instead of a rigid model of hybrid (everyone comes in the office Wednesdays and Thursdays), leaders must adopt work designs that are flexible in more than just location. Human-centric design balances employee’s desire for autonomy and flexibility, the team’s need for performance, and the organization’s need to drive results.

This new model requires an agile adaptive approach. It starts with defining the organization and talent outcomes desired, then experimenting with a work design aimed at those outcomes, gather data on how well it worked, adjust and run again.

See my Future of Work Posts regarding the workplace of the future.