For Nicholas Bloom, professor of economics at Stanford University and specialist in the subject of hybrid work, the choice is the employer's to make for the employee. He explains.
Nicholas Bloom*, Professor of Economics at Stanford University and an expert on the subject of hybrid work, thinks not.
Here is a summary of his article "Don't let your employees pick their WFH days" published in the Harvard Business Review.
70-80% of organisations have made the move to hybrid work.
An excellent compromise combining the benefits of physical presence that allow for innovation, usually better creativity and the ability to create a strong corporate culture, with the benefits of teleworking that allows you to stay at home and avoid the arduous commute.
The pressure on HRDs to provide visibility on new ways of working is so great that everyone has chosen the hybrid option but is still very unclear about what it means operationally.
And the question of which days to telework is crucial.
3 main rules are fairly equally represented in Nicholas Bloom's study
Nicholas Bloom, in the course of his observations, changed his mind about his support for the 100% free part of decentralisation in favour of centralisation by team car:
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Nicholas Bloom, professor of economics at Stanford University, has been studying remote and hybrid work (a mix of remote and on-site work) for years. Then the pandemic made these modes widespread and sustainable. He says that as more and more organisations turn to hybrid working, they face difficult logistical, strategic and management challenges.
Bloom shares a guideline for implementing hybrid work plans and helps managers think through these arrangements while balancing employee equity with organisational needs.
Bloom is the author of the HBR article "Don't Let Employees Pick Their WFH Days".