77% of Argentines prefer to work in a hybrid way due to the higher productivity of the teams and the increase in well-being and personal balance, according to a survey carried out by the company Microsoft Argentina and the University of San Andrés.
The objective of the study “The future of work (hybrid): a model that is consolidates in Argentine companies“is to explore the development and impact of the various hybrid modes of work and the perception by their employers and employees.
According to the study, 94% of the people surveyed would prioritize those organizations that allow working in a hybrid way, in particular people between 18 and 34 years old (94%) and those people with jobs in the technology sector (96%).
“One of the fundamental characteristics of the hybrid model is that there is no established, one-size-fits-all format; it is the property of each organization and work team to find the best possible way; For this, hybrid work is here to stay“Said Silvina Uviz D’Agostino, director of Human Resources at Microsoft.
For Uviz D’Agostino, the results show that “productivity and creativity multiply with empowered collaborators, choosing from where to work; in this sense, hybrid work is inevitable and we must build a culture for it.”
The repeated “new normal”
Working in the office also changed her routines. Photo Shutterstock
“We are clearly facing a new normal; for a group of workers who have already experienced hybrid work, the traditional five-day 100% face-to-face work scheme in the offices is already perceived as obsolete“said Sebastián Steizel, professor of Organizational Behavior at the Business School of the University of San Andrés.
For Steizel, “this is going to mean a great challenge for organizations since a marked preference for this type of work is being generated, which translates into an almost absolute preference for choosing organizations that offer this modality ”.
The main conclusions drawn from the research show that hybrid work is perceived as a substantial improvement in team productivity (60%) and people’s well-being (81%).
For this reason, the study highlights, in all the variables surveyed, the positive impacts of hybrid work are greater than the negative ones, both for the organization and for the collaborators; and, at the individual level, people expect to be able to choose the days in which they will attend the office.
The proposal, in addition, does not have to do only with labor issues but also with students: the National Interuniversity Council (CIN) that groups the rectors of the 57 public universities in Argentina, ratified a few 9 days need to “reconfigure” teaching and learning modalities in the current post-pandemic scenario, giving rise to “hybrid”, bimodal, virtual and remote education.
In addition, in many jobs it was detected that the fact of being able to work from home improves living conditions by avoiding trips, traffic jams in transit and other factors.
Hybrid work is certainly here to stay.