Productivity Paradox of Hybrid Working

Productivity Paradox of Hybrid Working
There are some broad trends and some key issues that are emerging around levels of productivity and the nature of motivation for employees. These trends are currently being looked at the level of human behaviour and not from an organisational perspective.

With the COVID pandemic diminishing, we have noticed an upsurge in outdoor activities, social activities, and in-person meetings, and the trend is reversing to near-normal levels; even Netflix subscriptions have decreased. How we behave in a social setting is returning to pre-pandemic ways. Life in general is regaining normalcy. However, one aspect of our lives has changed permanently – employee behaviour towards the workplace has fundamentally changed, and there is industry consensus that remote/hybrid work is here to stay. There are diverse points of view on how remote working affects both the nature of work and employee efficiency. There are some broad trends and some key issues that are emerging around levels of productivity and the nature of motivation for employees. These trends are currently being looked at the level of human behaviour and not from an organisational perspective.

With the widespread adoption of hybrid work, it is now more crucial than ever for companies to gather data to answer critical questions such as: What aspects of hybrid work are...

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Mayank Jha and Dr. Richa Mishra

is Head of Technology Portfolio Management National Grid ESO, Wokingham, England, U.K.

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Mayank Jha and Dr. Richa Mishra

is Head of Technology Portfolio Management National Grid ESO, Wokingham, England, U.K.

Dr. Richa Mishra

is Associate Professor OBHR, School of Management, BML Munjal University, Gurugram (Haryana).

April 2024

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