Hybrid workers are happier than the rest

    Although many of us felt it (because we experienced it in our bodies), a study of 2,000 European workers has now proven us right: Not only does hybrid work make us more productive, but it also makes us healthier, Sleep better and eat healthy.

    Hybrid work the one who collects a few days at home and others in the office; Which is the situation from which, at this time and according to The latest AIMC report (Society for Communications Research), corresponding to Oct-Dec 2022, enjoying approx 60% of the workers are Spanish.

    The report, which was implemented by the IWG, makes this clear Time saved commuting to the office (according to the latest analyses, approximately 63 minutes per day) results in an improvement in quality of life, With weight loss, healthier eating habits, more mental health, and more hours of sleep.

    Let’s break down what the study says. The hybrid worker exercises, on average, 4.7 hours per week, Which is a significant increase from the pre-pandemic figures (3,000 hours). Choose above all strength training, running and walking. Since you do not have to get up early to go to the office by public transport or get into a traffic jam, Could sleep more: 71 more hours a year. Almost three days!


    The fact that we spend more time at home has made us forget about “junk food” and eating anything and greasy daily menus. 70% of the participants said they had more time to prepare a healthy breakfast and 54% said they cooked more nutritious meals. Over the course of the week: they ate more fresh fruits and vegetables (46% and 44%), more fish (20%), as well as reduced their consumption of sweets.

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    Increased physical activity and a healthy diet 27% of those surveyed admitted that they had lost weight since the start of the pandemic. The numbers are surprising: 42% of them lost between 5 and 10 kilograms and 23%, more than 10 kilograms.

    Although there are companies that do not want to consider hybrid work for fear of lowering productivity, employee statements show the exact opposite. According to the analysis, 79% of respondents say they are more productive since 2020 as a result of reduced work-related stress (47%), Because they have more time to relax and disconnect after their work days (46%).

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    Combining all the benefits of hybrid work (more physical activity, better sleep, healthy eating, satisfaction from a long working day, enough free time …), 66% of employees working under this work system report that their mental health has improved. This has happened due to having more personal time than before and promoting self-care.

    Mark Dixon, founder and CEO of the IWG, says: “This study confirms what we’ve been seeing for some time, such as Hybrid work is about building and maintaining a healthier, happier workforce. Reducing the need for endless navigation.

    He concludes, “Introducing flexible working is an important and easy way for companies to put their employees first, saving them time and giving them more control over their schedules. Organizations that have embraced hybrid working not only have healthier and happier workforces, but also more engaged and productive teams. “Now companies just need to pay attention.

Aileen Morales

"Beer nerd. Food fanatic. Alcohol scholar. Tv practitioner. Writer. Troublemaker. Falls down a lot."

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