I picked hybrid, but, to be honest, it's more that I'm leaning 70% towards the office and 30% towards working remotely.
For me, remote work can be a good, sort of a refresher?
Sometimes it feels good to change your work environment, especially when you have to do tasks that don't require as much focus as some other ones.
But generally speaking, office is still my preferred option.
Hybrid is the best ofc. Sometimes you feel like you want to be surrounded by people, and sometimes, you just want to work alone in isolation. :)) if the job can be delivered remotely why not give your employee some freedom? :)
I much prefer working from home. My concentration levels are much higher since I can put my notifications on mute and not worry about drive-by meetings. When I feel distractions coming I can fully commit to them, which means I'm much more likely to get it out of my system. I use that time to take care of a random errand, take lunch out in the park, or go for a walk to clear my mind. Also, it doesn't hurt that my wife, 8 month old son, and his nanny are my co-workers ;-)
It also really helps to have a dedicated workspace.
Having worked for myself for 10 years I have always enjoyed the flexibility of working where I please. Now that I am back to employee life, covid has meant I still have the flexibility. I prefer the office as well but like to be able to choose. I go wherever I feel I’ll be most productive. Sometimes that’s the office, sometimes that’s home due to saved commute times, sometimes I go to the start up hub in Sydney to feel the vibe and get energised, and sometimes the best thing is sitting in a cafe… Obviously I can get back to that once lockdown is over for us here in Australia!!
As a University student who does many many things at the same time, I would never change remote working for working in an office. The time I would spend commuting can be used for studying or for any other projects I am pursuing at the moment. Also, it gives me the chance to work internationally.
you need a work environment to do it. It does not necessary to be in the office or home. depend on work culture or other stuff.
Manufacturing companies can never be WFH. So it's very hard to figure out an answer on just one industry.