80% Of Professionals Say the future of work involves a hybrid model

80% Of Professionals Say the future of work will be a remote/in-person hybrid

Google’s CEO says the future of work involves a ‘hybrid model,’. On Blind, an anonymous professional network, with 3.6M verified users, 80% of professionals agree with this approach to the future of work.

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The platform ran a survey from 9/25- 9/28 and had 3,202 responses. The survey asked the following questions:

  1. In your opinion, the future of work will be:
  2. Does not being able to get together in person with your team negatively affect your work?
    • Why or why not?

Majority of Professionals Believe Future Of Work Will be Hybrid

Key Learnings: 

  • Only 9% of professionals believe the future of work will be "As it was before (9-5, Mon- Fri)" 
    • Only 10% of professionals believe the future of work will be "fully remote." 
    • 80% of professionals believe the future of work will be "Somewhere in the middle — a remote/in-person hybrid." 
  • 45% of surveyed professionals state that not being able to get together in person with their team negatively affects their work
    • 64% of Facebook professionals say that not being able to get together in person with their team negatively affects their work
    • 63% of Google professionals say that not being able to get together in person with their team negatively affects their work
    • 56% of Uber professionals say that not being able to get together in person with their team negatively affects their work
  • As to why or why not?
    • One Lyft professional at Lyft says, "brainstorms/ fruitful chance encounters don't happen" during WFH.
    • A professional at Apple has an opposing opinion, stating, "Everything we need to do can be done via webex."
    • A professional at SourcePanel shares, "I'm social. I want to hang out with my coworkers."

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You can see the report highlighting the overall responses here.

You can link to our blog for the data here.

A user at Facebook posted, "Sundar gets it - Hybrid WFH. I don't know a single person on my team who wants to work from home full time, and yet the majority of my team would like to work from home some of the time. Facebook (and other tech companies) only seem open to an all or nothing approach currently, but it looks like Google might move forward with the model most employees actually want."