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The hippogryphs on the 14th floor: the future of hybrid work

The hippogryphs on the 14th floor: the future of hybrid work This study aims to examine how differing attitudes to flexible working pose new challenges to employers seeking to have workers return to the office.Design/methodology/approachThis viewpoint reviews a range of opinion research studies to tease out points of tension and points of opportunity in how employers are handling flexing working postpandemic.FindingsAnalysis of the available research suggests that there are considerable disparities in the views of employers and employees, particularly white-collar workers on hybrid and flexible working. Based on these insights, this viewpoint suggests several ways in which employers will need to collaborate with workers to sustain robust corporate cultures and retain their best workers.Originality/valueTo the best of the author’s knowledge, there has been no comprehensive set of recommendations for how companies can handle the challenges they face in seeking to return their workers to centralized offices. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Business Strategy Emerald Publishing

The hippogryphs on the 14th floor: the future of hybrid work

Journal of Business Strategy , Volume 44 (1): 4 – Jan 2, 2023

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
0275-6668
eISSN
0275-6668
DOI
10.1108/jbs-11-2022-0191
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Abstract

This study aims to examine how differing attitudes to flexible working pose new challenges to employers seeking to have workers return to the office.Design/methodology/approachThis viewpoint reviews a range of opinion research studies to tease out points of tension and points of opportunity in how employers are handling flexing working postpandemic.FindingsAnalysis of the available research suggests that there are considerable disparities in the views of employers and employees, particularly white-collar workers on hybrid and flexible working. Based on these insights, this viewpoint suggests several ways in which employers will need to collaborate with workers to sustain robust corporate cultures and retain their best workers.Originality/valueTo the best of the author’s knowledge, there has been no comprehensive set of recommendations for how companies can handle the challenges they face in seeking to return their workers to centralized offices.

Journal

Journal of Business StrategyEmerald Publishing

Published: Jan 2, 2023

Keywords: Corporate culture; Flexible work; Resentment; Postpandemic; Hybrid work; Return to office

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