Hybrid Work: Expectations vs. Reality

Sometime back in March 2020, we all walked out of our offices and told our coworkers, “See you in about two weeks.” Then those two weeks of working from home turned into a month, a month into a year, and for some, remote work has turned into a permanent setup. Over the past year, habits and routines have changed. We surveyed 1,000 adults between the ages of 18 and 64 to better understand the expectations U.S. workers brought with them on their return to the office or into new hybrid work models, as well as the reality of these models. Read on to see how their expectations failed to match up with the reality of the rapidly changing business environment.