Remote and hybrid work could help heal the planet
Remote and hybrid work existed before COVID-19, but these models became much more common since the pandemic began. A 2022 McKinsey & Company survey found nearly 60 percent of American workers can now work at least part of the time remotely, with the consulting firm noting that “flexible working has grown by anywhere from a third to tenfold since 2019.” There are many benefits to remote and hybrid work — both for individuals and companies. Flexible arrangements have proven to be effective for organizational productivity, worker efficiency, and an individual’s work-life balance. Owl Labs found that 83 percent of remote workers felt they were equally productive, if not more, than when they were physically in an office. Remote work also saves companies money by reducing spending on office space, supplies, and energy usage. And the flexibility...
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  • I think hybrid work is an interesting concept and has the potential to benefit our environment in a number of ways. First, hybrid work may reduce emissions from commuting since fewer people are travelling to and from the workplace each day. It could also reduce energy use in offices, as hybrid work requires less office space and fewer resources overall. Additionally, hybrid work could lead to improved productivity as employees may be more comfortable in their home environment, leading to increased focus and concentration. Finally, hybrid work may also lead to improved morale as employees have more flexibility in their work arrangements and can be more productive when working from home. I do think hybrid work is a promising concept and could provide significant benefits for both the environment and our workforce.

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