Creating a Hybrid Office: Companies Embrace Flexibility in the Workplace


In today’s business environment, companies are increasingly turning to hybrid office models to achieve maximum flexibility for both employers and employees. These hybrid offices combine traditional office spaces with remote or flexible working options, allowing for a much greater degree of freedom and customization over how work gets done. An important part of this process is having an individual in charge of implementing such a hybrid model, which is why professional services firm Grant Thornton Bharat has been looking for a Director of Hybrid Working. The role holder’s job is to evaluate and implement the best working practices and models, tailored to meet the unique needs of various businesses and individuals.

Axis Bank has also taken initiatives to incorporate flexibility into their day-to-day functioning, making it a key result area for their HR Relationship Partners and incentivizing the 10-30% of their team to work remotely. RPG Enterprises has gone further by publishing hybrid as the policy for its white-collar employees, establishing a 50:50 blend model for work and striving for a change in mindset to emphasize flexibility as culture. LinkedIn surveys have also indicated that most Indian professionals prefer to be back in the office, with eight in ten responding positively to the idea of a hybrid work culture.

It is clear that hybrid offices and flexible work models are the new standard for India Inc. By taking the lead on this initiative, companies can create a more equal and egalitarian workplace, with improved productivity levels due to enhanced job satisfaction and the ability to custom-tailor the working environment for each individual. With the right level of commitment, companies can make significant progress towards establishing a culture of flexibility and freedom in the workplace.