You can count on traffic gridlock on most Tuesdays in Greater Boston as thousands of workers make their way into offices in the city.

After the pandemic forced many workers to be remote, and then company leaders pushed for a return to the office, many have now seemed to settle on an in-between: hybrid work.

Recent research confirms that employees consider hybrid to be the modern workplace, giving both flexibility and job satisfaction. The evidence also shows people care enough about hybrid work policies that some have quit jobs when their employers push for a five-day-a-week traditional work environment.

After three years of post-pandemic turmoil, is hybrid work now a permanent fixture in America?


Bryan Hancock, global leader of McKinsey & Company’s talent management practice

Dena Upton, head of people at Dandy and former chief people officer at Drift, both which have embraced the remote work style