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Hybrid employees are more productive and more engaged than employees who work entirely in the office or remotely. Moreover, they feel better physically and mentally and they are more positive about their organisation.

This is according to research by Citrix. Currently, the study finds 51 percent of Dutch knowledge workers work hybrid, while 28 percent work entirely in the office and 21 percent work remotely.

Figures in favour of hybrid working

If you ask the knowledge workers, 69 percent of hybrid employees say they feel productive. In contrast, 64 percent of remote workers feel productive. For office-based staff, the percentage is 59.

Involvement is also instinctively higher in the group of hybrid employees. In this case, 69 percent said they felt engaged, compared to 56 percent of remote workers and 51 percent of office workers.

When looking at how employees feel, seven out of ten hybrid employees are found to feel good. That’s more than remote workers (61 per cent) and office workers (60 per cent). It is also notable that more hybrid employees (69 per cent) recommend their employer than remote workers (60 per cent) and office workers (56 per cent).

Virtual-first experience

Citrix says it is most important to remove the noise and distractions that technology can create. One example is the number of apps and passwords needed to get work done. For example, the average employee must use four or more applications to carry out a single process. This requires different passwords and different interfaces. Employees find this frustrating. It also slows things down: in the Netherlands, the average employee spends just over 53 minutes on technology issues.

Tip: Security is key to Citrix Workspace and hybrid working