Percent of global knowledge workers on hybrid schedules will edge up to 39%


By the end of this year, 39% of global knowledge workers will work hybrid schedules, up from 37% in 2022, according to a survey released today by Gartner.

“Hybrid is no longer just an employee perk but an employee expectation,” said Ranjit Atwal, senior director analyst at Gartner. “Many employees started to partially return to the office in 2022, but the hybrid workstyle will remain prominent in 2023 and beyond.”

Gartner defines hybrid workers as workers who work in the office at least one day a week, while fully remote workers are those working from home all the time.

The number of remote workers is expected to continue to fall year over year globally, according to the report. Gartner estimates that remote workers will represent only 9% of all employees worldwide by the end of 2023. However, the hybrid work trend in the US will be more pronounced than in the rest of the world; fully remote and hybrid knowledge workers will account for 71% of the US workforce in 2023.

Meanwhile, the report noted IT workers are more inclined to quit their jobs than employees in other functions as they look for greater flexibility, improved work-life balance and better career opportunities.