54% of Americans prefer Hybrid Work – Statistics 2024

The global pandemic introduced employees to “Remote” working, where employees work from home and perform all their work, meetings, and tasks virtually. This has introduced a new trend in the workplace called the “Hybrid” working model. In this employees have the freedom to work both remotely and on-site, allowing workers to be more productive. 

Today, Hybrid work has gained massive recognition across the world with 63% of the high-growth companies shifting to hybrid working space. In Fact, 54% of American employees even stated hybrid as the most preferred working mode. In this article, we are going to take a look at the top hybrid work statistics stating its future, employee statistics, advantages, and more. 

Key Hybrid Work Statistics 

  • As of February 2024, Hybrid was the most preferred mode of working among Americans by 54%. 
  • 32.6 million workers 
  • As of 2023, 12.7% of full-time working employees were working from home, while about 28.2% were working a hybrid model. 
  • 32% of employees claim they don’t want to work on-site and rather explore hybrid work. 
  • Improved work-life balance is considered the most beneficial reason behind users opting for hybrid work. 
  • A survey by Microsoft revealed that 70% of employees prefer flexible working options.
  • Millennial is the leading generation that prefers hybrid work mode (72.6%) compared to other generations.

U.S. Work Locations (Remote-Capable Jobs)

As of February 2024, Hybrid is the most preferred work mode among the U.S. Work locations by 54%. Followed by Exclusively remote as the second most preferred work mode at 27% and On-site in the third position at 20%.

Work mode Percentage of employees
Exclusively Remote 27%
Hybrid 54%
On-site 20%

By 2025, 32.6 million Americans are likely to work remotely 

Looking at the future, an estimated 23.6 million Americans are likely to be working remotely, equal to about 22% of the workforce by 2025. This projection suggests how people are moving towards a remote style of working instead of on-site. 

Hybrid Work Employees Statistics 

A survey was conducted by Accenture, where they asked questions to 9000 employees regarding the workforce. Around 83% of the employees claimed they prefer to work in a hybrid model instead of complete remote or on-site work. 

  • Employees between the age group of 20 to 49 are most likely to prefer working in hybrid mode with a total of 29% reporting it. 
  • 65% of workers claimed that a hybrid workplace model is their favorite choice of working.
  • A survey was conducted by Microsoft with over 30,000 employees from more than 31 different countries. It was revealed through the survey that 65% of employees prefer on-site working with team members. Meanwhile, 70% prefer flexible working options. 
  • Over 60% of the hybrid workers stated that their direct connection to the firm culture is their direct managers. 
  • A survey by Pew Research revealed that 55% of the employees have stated their preference for working from home for a minimum of 3 days a week. 
  • Based on a study by Stanford with about 2500 US residents, it was revealed that 55% of employers are looking for flexible office and home time, indicating they prefer a hybrid working style. 
  • Employees with low experience are more likely to work on-site by visiting the office compared to employees with higher experience levels. 

Top Advantages of Hybrid Work by Employees 

Improved work-life balance is considered the most beneficial aspect of Hybrid work mode according to Hybrid employees. Followed by more efficient usage of time as the second most beneficial aspect of hybrid work. 

Below we have mentioned a table showcasing the leading advantages of hybrid work according to hybrid employees:

Top Advantages Share of respondents 
Improved work-life balance76
More efficient use of my time throughout the day/week64
Less burnout or fatigue at work61
More freedom to choose when or where I work57
Higher productivity52

Top Challenges of Hybrid Work by Employees

One of the biggest challenges faced by employees working through Hybrid mode is less accessibility to work resources and equipment. Followed by less connection with the organization and other employees. 

Below we have mentioned a table showcasing the top challenges faced by employees working in the hybrid mode.

Top Advantages Share of respondents 
Less access to work resources and equipment31
Feel less connected to my organization’s culture28
Decreased collaboration with my team24
Impaired working relationship with coworkers21
Reduced cross-functional communication and collaboration18
Disrupted processes17
More difficult to coordinate work schedules, tasks and timelines with my teammates17

Office employees’ preferences on hybrid and remote work worldwide, by generation

Office employees across all generations prefer a Hybrid style of working mode compared to on-site or fully remote. A survey was conducted in 2022 across 28,000 full-time employees to understand the preferred mode of working among the workers. Through the survey, it was revealed that 72.6% of Millennials were in favor of hybrid working mode which is the highest compared to other generations. Meanwhile, Baby Boomers were slightly more in favor of on-site working mode but still, only 11.2% of employees chose this option. 

Here is a breakdown of office employee’s preferences for hybrid and remote work across the world by generation:

Generation Hybrid Fully Remote On-Site 
Gen Z (18 to 24)71%20.4%8.6%
Millennial (25 to 39)72.6%20.1%7.3%
Gen X (40 to 54) 70.9%20.1%9%
Baby Boomers (55 to 69)68.3%20.5%11.2%

Source: Statista 

Six out of ten employees with remote-capable jobs are interested in hybrid work arrangement 

According to the latest insights of Gallup, the majority of remote-capable workers are currently working in a hybrid mode or exclusively remote. Apparently, most workers prefer to have a hybrid mode of work arrangement. In Fact, 6 out of 10 employees who are capable of remote jobs are interested in getting a hybrid work arrangement for themselves. About one-third of employees prefer to work remotely, while less than 10% of workers are likely to work on-site. 

Gen Z employees are interested in some sort of on-site work 

According to reports by Accenture, it was revealed that employees from the Gen Z generation claim to be interested in some form of on-site work, despite being brought up in the digital era. The report claims that about 74% of the Gen Z respondents state they prefer to interact with their colleagues face-to-face and claim hybrid as their desired work mode. Followed by Baby Boomers (68%) and Gen X (66%). 

63% of the high-growth companies utilize hybrid work models 

A report by Accenture stated that regardless of the location of the worker, providing a healthy and productive workforce is beneficial for the users. It was also revealed that hybrid workforce models are taken up by 63% of the high-revenue growth companies. Apparently, 69% of the companies with no growth have rejected hybrid workforces and prefer complete on-site or all remote employees.

Hybrid Workplace Model Adoption and Trends Statistics 

  • About two-thirds of the business leaders are working towards remodeling their office space to create an arrangement more suitable for hybrid work. 
  • 83% of the employees across the world prefer a hybrid work model. 
  • A report by Accenture suggests that 63% of high-growth companies utilize the “Productivity Everywhere” model. 
  • 37% of workers think about changing their jobs if they can’t work remotely. 
  • 83% of employees are likely to leave their jobs in case they get less paid while working remotely.
  • 84% of the employees who are operating remotely state that they prefer to have a hybrid working model that includes both working remotely and on-site.

Hybrid Work statistics by location

  • Before the global pandemic, only 25% of the employees in the United States were working remotely sometimes, and about 15% of the employees had specific days for remote working.
  • 40% of the employees believe that a hybrid mode of working can be healthy and effective for people as it allows them to work both remotely and visit the office at times. 
  • 94% of executives claim that their payment should be majorly dependent on the experience level and skills of the employee instead of the workplace. 
  • Travel expenses are cut by 50 to 70% in 45% of the companies. Whereas, in 30% of the organizations it is up by 75% to 100%. 
  • Over 10% space reduction is anticipated about 4.5 times frequently by firms who are planning to add a hybrid strategy.

Hybrid Work Statistics by Productivity

  • 32% of employees don’t want to work in the office and want to embrace remote and hybrid forms of working. 
  • A survey by Accenture indicated that 40% of employees stated they are able to work effectively from anywhere thanks to Accenture’s resource accessibility. It included mental well-being, flexibility, digital proficiency, maturity, standard health policy, etc. 
  • A poll consisting of 133 executives was conducted by PwC, and it was revealed that the transition to remote work has been extremely effective for employees around 83% of the time. 
  • A survey by McKinsey revealed that 58% of workers stated that they have witnessed a rise in their productivity through hybrid work. 54% claimed that the workplace has witnessed a rise in diversity and inclusion with employees engagement rate seeing a rise by 45% and 36% claiming a rise in customer satisfaction.
  • The Economists also conducted a survey and found that 36% of the workers feel more focused and productive by working from home, while 28% feel directionless. 

Statistics on Usage of Technology in Hybrid Workplace Model 

  • Employees who are aged 65 and above are less likely to access or use any sort of collaborative tools.
  • In a survey by Prudential Financial Inc., 34% of respondents claimed that companies are providing essential tools required to set up work-from-home offices so users can perform work remotely. 
  • One in five users claims that there is inadequate adoption or change in the management when a new tool or platform is introduced for hybrid working.
  • 58% of workers who are working remotely have claimed they have begun using collaboration tools way more than compared to a year ago. 

Hybrid Workplace Model Other Statistics and Trends

  • According to a report, 25% of research participants have stated they wish to work completely from home, while 25% prefer to work from the office. 
  • About 30% of respondents have stated they feel more productive while working from home. 
  • 51% of firms have embraced the hybrid work culture, while 5% offer a fully permanent option. 
  • A Survey by Remote Work and Compensation Pulse showcased that 48% of the employees prefer to work from home permanently, while 44% prefer to have a hybrid mode of work. 
  • 78% of employees believe that engaging in hybrid and remote work mode has brought a positive impact on their lives and enhanced their well-being. 
  • A study revealed that 51% of employees are likely to quit a job when asked to give up the hybrid working model. 
  • The introduction of the hybrid work model has helped companies and firms grow their performance by 22%
  • According to a survey by Pulse of the American Worker, 87% of the employees have showcased their interest in having at least one day of remote working a week. 
  • A survey by Gallup revealed that 4 out of 10 employees prefer to spend about two days working on-site a week. 
  • A survey revealed that 74% of CFOs are planning to move a minimum of 5% of their previous office workers to remote positions permanently. This suggests that a large section of companies are considering introducing hybrid models that allow a few employees to operate remotely while some remain on-site.

Wrapping Up 

Based on the above statistics it’s pretty clear that more and more organizations are switching to hybrid working mode. Most employees also stated hybrid as the most preferred form of working. The digital era has certainly created a safe and user-friendly environment where users can operate and perform their tasks remotely and conduct virtual meetings using collaborative tools. Looking at the stats, the demand for hybrid work doesn’t seem to be witnessing a decline any time soon.