As offices across the UK continue to open, a hybrid working approach is boosting the productivity and wellbeing of its people, according to new internal research from leading business and financial adviser Grant Thornton UK LLP.
In a recent wellbeing survey conducted internally by the firm, 93% of the 2206 people who responded reported that they believe hybrid working – being able to work where and when works best for them – allows them to be more productive.
The survey also explored how it impacts their wellbeing. It found that almost all (91%) respondents believe that a hybrid working approach supports their wellbeing – only 1% disagreed.
This follows the firm’s latest Business Outlook Tracker* which surveyed 601 mid-sized businesses at the end of last year and found that, prior to the implementation of ‘plan B’ in early December, a hybrid working approach was the most common working practice in the mid-market, with 88% of businesses working this way.
Perry Burton, head of people and culture, Grant Thornton UK LLP, said: “We are committed to learning and adapting as we go, taking the best of how we worked before the pandemic and retaining what we’ve learned throughout the last two years.
“We believe that trusting our people to decide how, where and when they work, enabled by our effective use of digital technology, will help us get the best from each other, deliver genuine value to our clients, make our firm more inclusive and create a more sustainable firm for the future.”