Cincinnati Business Courier: Hybrid work likely to stick around
UC professor notes positives and negatives to online and in-person work
Many large employers in downtown Cincinnati’s Central Business District have embraced a hybrid work format as the impact of COVID-19 wanes.
“I think there's been a tendency to go right down the middle with a hybrid way of resuming work, recognizing the advantages of each form of work (in-person and online) and the tradeoffs,” Hollensbe said.
Though a schedule that balances flexibility and freedom for employees can be beneficial, Hollensbe explained that a fully online arrangement can serve as an impediment to building culture and community.
“You don't have these kinds of serendipitous, water-cooler conversations (online), where people come up with new ideas, bond and team build,” she said. “So, doing a little bit of both gives them the advantages of both.”
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