This Working Life: Finding the balance to make a success of new hybrid working practices

Employees show no desire to go back to pre-pandemic ways of working and businesses that take a positive and flexible approach to hybrid strategies are more likely to retain staff

Workers’ priorities now include flexible working hours, a desire for a more positive work culture, and strong health and wellbeing policies

Anne Sheehan is the general manager of Microsoft Ireland

The pandemic has taught many businesses the importance of flexibility and agility when managing their workforce in an ever-changing environment. This, on the surface, appears to be a meeting of minds between employers and employees – a balance between flexibility and purpose.

However, trends in the last 12 months have highlighted a disconnect between businesses and employees as the hybrid paradox has led to changing employee ...