Hybrid work is on the rise as more and more people become accustomed to flexible work environments. Statistically, 74% of U.S. companies are using or planning to use a permanent hybrid work model in the near future. So, there’s no denying that hybrid work is an increasingly attractive option for workers looking to balance remote and on-site work.
Leading the hybrid transformation? Millennials. From working parents who want to spend more time with their children to satisfied singles looking to work from home now and then, hybrid work among Millennials is skyrocketing and shows no signs of slowing down. Here’s how the Millennial generation are becoming trailblazers for the hybrid work revolution in 2024.
Millennials Are Looking Out For Their Mental Health
As the work environment transforms—largely attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic—an increasing number of workers are putting their mental health first. In fact, 59% of Millennials believe that a hybrid workplace benefits their mental health, compared to 54% of Gen Zs.
As the hybrid work revolution evolves in 2024, this number will likely increase. With more flexible options, the shifting needs of Millennials in the workplace will follow. Millennials largely prefer hybrid work models over on-site or remote options. And, prioritizing one’s mental health will continue driving the shift to hybrid environments in the upcoming year.
Millennials Want Time to Connect With Family
Another factor driving the hybrid revolution is attributed to growing families. Many Millennials seek a workplace that allows them more time to connect with their loved ones. This element is especially true for working parents, who often face the challenges of balancing on-site work with quality time spent with their children.
Beyond increasing quality time spent with children, working flexibly around school schedules is very important. Hybrid work a few days weekly makes scheduling drop-offs and pickups during the school day much easier. Historically, this has been a luxury that has been infrequently available with on-site work.
Adopting a hybrid approach makes parents feel more fulfilled and connected in their professional and personal lives. Notably providing a solution that’s the best of both worlds.
Millennials Value Options
Fully on-site or remote work environments leave little room for flexibility in daily work life. A hybrid approach solves this issue, and Millennials emphasize having choices in their work environment. To make their professional lives more comfortable, accessible, and convenient, hybrid takes the cake.
A study from Zippia found that 37.8% of Millennials value the choice to work from home three to four times a week, and a hybrid work environment brings this choice to life. Older workers, while valuing choice, are often more hesitant to leave behind the traditional ways of working. Evidently, a hesitancy that many Millennials don’t experience.
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