According to a McKinsey & Co. survey, about 47% of workers had some sort of hybrid arrangement pre-pandemic, with the opportunity to work from home often limited to those in management positions. Post-pandemic, that shot up to about 80% of workers with a hybrid arrangement, consisting of workers across the job type spectrum.
However, flexible working hasn’t necessarily meant equitable work arrangements all around. A separate Deloitte study noted that while women want to work remotely at about a 10% higher rate than men, 60% of women felt they missed important meetings or lacked exposure to senior leadership. What’s more, 50% of women said that they had experienced microaggressions working remotely, and women reported feeling more burnout now than even at the height of COVID restrictions.