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Businesses miss out by not embracing hybrid options

May 19, 2023

European businesses continue to miss out on the full potential of hybrid work, according to new analysis by Ricoh Europe.

The research, conducted by Opinium and analysed by CEBR on behalf of Ricoh Europe, polled 6,000 workers and 1,500 decision makers across the continent. Business leaders say that workers are, on average, 4% more productive in a hybrid setting, equivalent to an additional €113 billion ($122 billion) to the European economy compared with pre-pandemic ways of working.

However, this potential growth – a result of increased productivity levels associated with improved employee satisfaction and reduced commuting time – has not been realised, as only half (53%) of businesses have workers in a hybrid system. If the businesses that intend to shift towards hybrid work accelerated their plans, it could add €9 billion ($9.7 billion) to Europe’s economy according to CEBR.

Companies run the risk of hampering future growth if they ignore the potential productivity uplift associated with hybrid work. Furthermore, the ability to work flexibly and better manage personal and professional commitments has clear benefits for worker wellbeing and satisfaction. Academic research suggests this positively impacts talent retention and attraction, with a reduction in attrition of 35% for those able to work from home two days a week.

Yet, over half (52%) of decision makers would like to mandate a full-time return to the office, despite the majority of employees (76%) saying they would prefer some form of hybrid working set-up to a fully remote or office-based alternative. Organisations risk harming their competitiveness as an employer by ignoring workplace friction points that many workers still experience.

Nicola Downing, CEO, Ricoh Europe, said: “Supporting people to work flexibly will help businesses unlock significant financial gains, while creating a happier and more fulfilled workforce. However, a hybrid work policy is futile without implementing the technology required to facilitate collaboration between colleagues and customers, wherever they are.

“The office remains an essential environment for social collaboration and building a strong workplace culture. But spaces must be designed with idea sharing and creativity in mind, with digital functions essential to ensure easy communication with those working remotely, too.

“In a tight employment market, ignoring employee frustrations in the workplace is simply not an option.”

Categories : Around the Industry

Tags : Hybrid Working Research revenue Ricoh Europe

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