Hybrid Work Compass

The Hybrid Work Compass is a joint project of the University of St.Gallen, Novu Office and HR Campus to provide companies with data-driven insights and guidance around the development and implementation of hybrid work models.

The path to the Hybrid Work Compass

Input from senior executives and HR managers from over 1000 Swiss companies summarized in a short study.

150+ Interviews

Interviews with 150+ senior executives and HR leaders in Switzerland to gain initial insights and trends around future work models.

Survey with 841 companies

Survey with 841 companies in Switzerland – focus: (1) design of future work models, (2) current state of development, (3) challenges and (4) opportunities.

Hybrid Work Compass

Summary of key findings. The study serves companies as a practical and data-based tool that provides insights and guidance for the development and implementation of hybrid work models.

Our goal: A compass for hybrid work models

We developed the freely accessible Hybrid Work Compass to provide Swiss companies with a benchmark tool around hybrid work models and thus support them in implementing such models.

Hybrid Work Compass Key Insights

Insights on hybrid work models based on experiences and expectations from 841 Swiss companies.

Hybrid working is here to stay

The model of how we work has changed for good. The major shift towards more remote working can be seen across companies of all different sizes and industries.

77 %

35 %

pre-COVID

post-COVID

Companies that use/plan to use hybrid work models

0%

89% of companies that use/plan to use hybrid work models

New formats and tools must be introduced to unite both on-site and off-site employees behind the corporate culture.

Hybrid work models are still in their early stages

If you’re yet to develop a hybrid work model, you’re not alone. Most companies are still in the developmental stage, with sceptical leadership teams presenting the biggest obstacle to remote working.

76 %

17 %

7 %

Development stage

Implemented

Not yet started

0%

87% of companies believe hybrid work models are crucial to attracting top talent

Hybrid work models and related policies are now major advantages in the war for talent, a critical factor behind a company’s long-term success.