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International Workplace Group study reveals hybrid work’s positive impact on employee wellbeing and productivity

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A new study by International Workplace Group, the world’s largest provider of hybrid working solutions with brands including Spaces and Regus, has found a clear link between the adoption of hybrid working policies and improved employee wellbeing.

The research, which surveyed 1,000 hybrid workers, revealed that 80% of respondents reported a significant improvement in their overall wellbeing due to the greater flexibility offered by hybrid working. Additionally, 68% said their physical health had improved, with benefits such as being able to do more physical exercise (54%) and prepare healthier meals (58%). Hybrid workers also reported better quality and more consistent sleep patterns (68%).

The study also found that hybrid working has led to a better work-life balance for almost nine in 10 (86%) workers, while over three quarters (78%) felt an overall reduction in their stress levels. These factors have contributed to improved mental health for 81% of workers since moving to a hybrid model.

HR leaders are equally positive about the impact of hybrid working on employee wellbeing, with 86% stating that the model is one of the most in-demand wellness benefits among their employees, and 85% reporting that it is an effective retention tool.

The study also suggests that hybrid working has a positive impact on business productivity, with 74% of workers reporting increased productivity and 76% feeling more motivated when working in a hybrid model. Additionally, 85% of employees said that hybrid work had improved their job satisfaction.

These findings are supported by research undertaken earlier this year by The Bank of England, Stanford University, King’s College London, and Nottingham University, which found that for every day a firm’s employee worked in a hybrid model, that firm’s productivity is around $19,000 higher.

International Workplace Group CEO Mark Dixon commented: “Hybrid working is a win-win for both employees and employers. The balance that hybrid working offers – between office and home, and work and life – supports employee wellbeing and helps employers stay competitive when recruiting and retaining strong talent.”

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