Teleworking: consume with moderation

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The COVID crisis forced many workers to adopt teleworking telecommuting on an almost permanent basis for many months. This new way of working offered many advantages in times of pandemic, enabling social distancing while improving productivity.


However, several years after the COVID, uses seem to have evolvedbringing significant changes in the world world of work. Indeed, sccording to, many companies have said goodbye to full teleworkingit in 2023such as Disney, StarbuckAmazon and Meta. This decision is often justified by the need to strengthen corporate culturetorerer the productivity or even to meet employee demand.-themselvessas as stated by UPS: "We listened, looked at the business needs, looked at people's feedback and selected what we thought be the meilleure course of action."

100% teleworking vs. hybrid working

According to a study by Ipsos, hybrid hybrid working is gaining ground, with 57% of employees who work on a computer now doing so. This compares with 26% in 2021. According to the same study, six out of ten "hybrid" employees want to be able to decide for themselves which days they want to work from home and which days they want to be face-to-face., without to their hierarchy. Thisin a concern for autonomy and freedom of decision and organization.

Thus, 53% of hybrid workers are satisfied with their situation, compared with 44% of all employees. They even feel better connected to their colleagues than those who are 100% face-to-face, and obviously more so than those who are 100% telecommuting. By early 2023, the proportion of employees in 100% telecommuting mode will have fallen by 30%, to just 4% of the workforce.

Then where are we with telecommuting whose advantages have long been touted ? Which ways of working are really today? 100% telecommuting a-t-always always cot? Is it back to the full-time office?

Ne're going to take a closer look at the subject through some examples companies, among big names in tech, such as Google, Blablacar, Amazon, AirBnB, and Meta who have alls made backtracked on 100% teleworking.


In 2020, Google was one of the first major technology companies to implement telecommuting for all its employees. employees. But todayoday, things have changed: the company has opted to implement a hybrid work model, where employees must be present in person at least three days a week. Some jobs will will require even require a more presence. This decision was justified by an internal memo internal memo explaining that: " It is in our offices that you will have the most contact with the Google community"..


At Blablacar, every individual can organize his or her schedule to suit project constraints, while maintaining the necessary consensus with team leaders. For this company, it' s important to meet regularly to exchange ideas, conduct reviews and make adjustments and to do this, we need to spend time together in the office. That's why, foror those who have chosen to work 100% from homethere are despite everything theobligation to return at least once a month for 2 or 3 days to the head office in Paris.

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On theAmazon, it was decided in 2021 that it would be up to managers to choose how often employees should come to the office, with several telecommuting options. Since May 2023, employees have been required to come into the office at least three days a weekThis decision is justified by a corporate culture-oriented policy.


At AirBnB, every employee can choose where to be most productive. As a result, it was announced in 2022 that its 6,000 or so employees worldwide could now move anywhere in the country, without their salary being affected. They will need to discuss work expectations, time zones and availability for online meetings with their managers, but any reason for a move is considered.

For co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky, the reason is simple: "We want to hire and retain the best people in the world.


It was against a backdrop of massive layoffs that the CEO of MetaCEO Mark Zuckerberg, stressed the importance of face-to-face work. It was thus announced that, as of September 5, 2023, all employees would have toaienreturn to the office at least three days a week, encouraging employees to "find more opportunities to work with their colleagues in person". However, employees working remotely are exempt from this hybrid working requirement.

In conclusion

The work strategy of the big tech companies could have a global influence on the world of work, as it prompts other companies to take stock of their own organization. However, while the benefits of face-to-face working are undeniable, a balance needs to be struck between the needs of employees and those of companies to ensure a successful transition to a new era of work.

One thing's for sure: teleworking is being called into question, and hybrid working is becoming the norm!  


That's why solutions like the one offered by Jooxter can help companies to implement hybrid working. Indeed, Jooxter has developed a space management solution based on IoT sensors and an online platform, as used by our customer Ecocert. This solution also enhances communication and collaboration between employees.