A hybrid business is one that combines traditional in-person work with remote and flexible work arrangements. This model allows employees to have flexibility in their work environment, which in turn improves productivity and job satisfaction.

Companies that implement a hybrid business model can vary in how they structure their policies and workplace culture. Some will decide on a fixed hybrid schedule, while others will allow team members to select their own. In either case, the goal is to ensure all employees are working flexibly and productively.

For example, a company with limited office space might set specific days when everyone must be onsite (e.g., Mondays and Wednesdays) or they might choose to stagger the onsite schedule for different teams. For instance, a marketing department may need to be onsite more often than the budget analyst team.

Other companies are experimenting with more flexible hybrid schedules. For example, e-commerce giant Klarna has launched an ambitious policy where employees can work from home or their country of residence for up to 20 days a year. The “buy now, pay later” brand says this is designed to encourage global team building, personal wellbeing and career growth.

Other brands, like Nvidia, are implementing hybrid work options for their entire workforce as well as for their contractors and independent consultants. This is a clear indication that the hybrid business trend is here to stay, and most businesses will need to figure out how to adjust their processes and tools to accommodate this shift.