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2024 Hybrid Work Trends: Key Statistics for Strategic Planning

Updated: Jan 11

The work landscape will continue to evolve in 2024, shaped by the ongoing impact of hybrid work models. Different work models and tactics have redefined the traditional workspace and revolutionised how we perceive productivity, collaboration, and work-life balance.  

In this article, we delve into the compelling statistics of 2023 surrounding hybrid work, unraveling their business significance and individuals alike in crafting more informed and effective strategies for the year ahead. These numbers aren't just data points; they serve as invaluable insights guiding us toward a more adaptable and resilient future of work.   


Office experience in statistics  

According to Forbes Advisor, 2023 was the year of changes for employees. 28% of research respondents admitted their organisation shifted to hybrid work and according to Own Labs, 27% use unassigned desks for space optimisation.

Moreover, 33% of employees questioned would be more likely to return or come to the office more often if there was a way to know when others would be there.

In the same study conducted by Forbes, 53% of fully remote workers say it is more difficult to feel connected with the team and coworkers. The lack of face-to-face interactions can make working from home harder for some employees, which is why hybrid work is still one of the greatest choices for increased productivity and overall good employee experience.

The research conducted by Owl Labs in previous years discovered that 79% of the managers feel their teams are more productive when working hybrid. This information is essential for teams who want to implement hybrid working within the office or manage the existing space more easily, faster, and more efficiently. 

According to Forbes Advisor, a higher percentage of men choose to work remotely, with a percentage of 38% more men compared to 30% of women, who admit that hybrid work is still a more pleasant option.


Parking experience in statistics  

According to Statista, employees in Germany commute to the office in various ways, but 65% prefer their car. It means that more than half of employees will need a parking spot within the office area or close to it at least once a week, which makes parking or looking for a spot a stressful event.   

Another research shows cars were the most popular type of commuting in 14 out of 31 capital cities surveyed all over Europe, for the Eurostat study. Also, the most damaging aspect of commuting by car is finding a parking spot or the lack of affordable parking within the area.   


How do we improve the employee experience in 2024?  

These parking aspects and the office experience flagged by employees show a need for booking tools, especially in the corporate section.   

During 2023, we've learned that employees are looking for flexibility – whether that means a flexible schedule, working hours, or office space. Moreover, the need for optimised working space is expected to grow during 2024. Hence, employees are interested in booking their desks or their parking spaces in advance. An excellent feature for booking tools in 2024 will be the colleague search section, where all employees can see who is in the office for better planning and get-together sessions.  


As we embrace the dynamic landscape of hybrid work in 2024, one aspect stands out: the resounding call for connection, collaboration, and community within physical office spaces.   

In this search for balanced work experience, booking tools will become more popular, facilitating face-to-face interactions while accommodating the diverse needs of a hybrid workforce. Such tools streamline office utilisation and serve as a bridge for fostering a vibrant workplace environment.   

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