【工作新常態】混合工作模式可令員工改善健康 生產力亦有所增加 Hybrid work model: The game-changer for employee health and productivity
As the pandemic continues to shape our work and lifestyles, many businesses have embraced hybrid working as a potential solution. This flexible approach to work allows employees to choose between working in a physical office or remotely from home or a different location, reducing commuting times and saving valuable time. Recently, the flexible workspace provider IWG conducted a survey in the UK, interviewing over 2,000 employees who have adopted hybrid working, and found that reducing commute times had a positive impact on their health.
On average, employees using hybrid working reported doing 4.7 hours of exercise per week, compared to 3.4 hours before the pandemic. Common activities include walking, running, and strength training. They also reported increased sleeping times, with an additional sleep time of each morning, resulting in 71 extra hours of sleep per year.
In addition, their eating habits have also improved significantly, with 70% of respondents saying that the hybrid working model gave them time to prepare a healthy breakfast every day, and 54% stating that they had more time each week to cook nutritious meals. As a result, increased exercise, improved sleep quality, and healthier eating habits led to 27% of respondents reducing in weight.
Hybrid working has also increased employee productivity. 79% of those surveyed reported that work-related stress had decreased since 2020, making them more efficient and giving them more time to relax after work. Research by Nicholas Bloom, an economist at Stanford Business School, found that hybrid working can increase productivity by 3-4%, benefiting both employees and businesses.
81% of respondents believed that they had more personal time to manage their mental and physical health than before 2020. This has resulted in greater efficiency at work, ultimately leading to a win-win situation for both employees and businesses.