Hybrid Work in Australia

What is Hybrid Work? 

Hybrid work is a work model that combines both remote work and in-person work, allowing employees to  work in both locations on a regular basis. This type of work arrangement offers greater flexibility to  employees and allows them to balance the benefits of remote work with the advantages of being in an  office setting.

Advantages of Hybrid work

Hybrid workspaces are becoming increasingly popular in today’s ever-evolving work environment. This  type of workspace combines the benefits of working from home with the traditional office setting. A  hybrid workspace allows employees to work remotely, while still offering the chance to collaborate in  person with colleagues or managers.

One of the biggest advantages of a hybrid workspace is the increase in flexibility for employees. The  ability to work from home or another remote location means that they can work in a comfortable  environment without the distractions of a traditional office. At the same time, employees still have the  opportunity to come into a physical office, which can help foster a sense of community and teamwork.

Another key benefit of a hybrid workspace is the ability to cut down on overhead costs. With a mix of  remote and in-office work, businesses can move to smaller, more affordable office spaces without  sacrificing productivity. Additionally, the reduced need for office equipment and workspace in general  can lead to significant savings over time.

Disadvantages of Hybrid work 

However, there are also some potential drawbacks to this type of work environment. One potential issue is  the temptation for employees to prioritise work from home and neglect the need for in-person  collaboration. This can lead to a lack of communication and decreased productivity overall. Another  challenge is ensuring everyone can have equal access to resources and opportunities, regardless of  where they work. To mitigate these issues, it’s essential that businesses invest in the necessary technology  and resources to ensure effective communication and collaboration no matter where employees are  working from.

Overall, hybrid workspaces offer exciting opportunities to businesses looking to balance flexibility and  productivity. By combining the benefits of both remote work and traditional collaboration, companies can  create a workspace that meets the diverse needs of an ever-changing workforce. As we continue to  navigate the new normal of post-pandemic work, it’s likely that more and more companies will explore  this model to find the most effective way to work.

Is Hybrid work and remote work the same? 

Hybrid work is a style of working/conducting business that mixes in-office and remote works. On the other  hand, remote work is a work model where employees work entirely from home or another remote  location. Remote workers may communicate with colleagues and managers through email, video  conferencing, or other communication tools and do not typically come into an office environment.

While both hybrid work and remote work share the commonality of allowing for flexibility and  independence, hybrid work offers the added benefit of collaboration and in-person interaction that  remote work cannot provide. Employees in a hybrid work setting may come into the office for team  meetings, brainstorming sessions, or other collaborative work, while still having the freedom to work from  home or another remote location for the rest of their workweek.

In summary, remote work is a work model where employees work entirely from home or another remote  location, while hybrid work combines remote work with in-person work to offer employees greater  flexibility and collaboration opportunities.

Examples of hybrid work structures in Australia 

Hybrid work arrangements are becoming increasingly popular in Australia, particularly in response to the  COVID-19 pandemic which has forced many workplaces to adopt remote work as the norm. Here are a  few examples of hybrid work arrangements in Australia:

  1. Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA): CBA has announced plans to implement a flexible hybrid work arrangement where employees can work from home or any other location for up to three days a week.  The remaining two days, the employees are expected to work from the office
  2. Atlassian: Atlassian has introduced flexible work arrangements that allow employees to work from  home, work from the office, or even work from overseas on temporary assignments. This hybrid work  arrangement has been in place for some time at Atlassian to enable their teams across the world to  collaborate and communicate.
  3. ANZ: ANZ has implemented a hybrid work arrangement where employees can work from the office,  from home or a combination of both. They have also implemented a “My Hours” program which allows  employees to schedule their work hours more flexibly.
  4. Australia Post: Australia Post has introduced flexible hybrid work arrangements for their employees  where they can work from home or the office depending on their location, job responsibilities, and  personal preferences.

These are just a few examples of the different ways Australian companies are adopting hybrid work  arrangements. With many businesses adopting these models, it demonstrates that hybrid work is not only  possible but also well suited for Australian organisations.


Over the last 2 years hybrid work model has gained popularity. It is now widely accepted by majority of  employers and expected by majority of employees.

Anytime Office provide flexible hybrid memberships providing access to workspaces on demand. Our  solutions are utilised as

  1. The remote workspace by those who can’t, don’t like or don’t want to work from home
  2. In-person collaboration, meeting and office space.

For more information please call Robert on 0488 910 288 or email info@anytimeoffices.com.au