Office, Home or Hybrid? Which One Supports Employee Mental Wellbeing?

Office, Home or Hybrid? Which One Supports Employee Mental Wellbeing?

By Janita Kapoor

It is a known fact that better mental health leads to better productivity.

We believe, when it comes to choosing the ideal work environment, for a good work life balance to promote mental wellbeing in employees, there is no one fit for all.

For some, working full-time from home provides much relief, for e.g., mothers with young children or people who have elderly folks to care for. Working from home gives them the opportunity to be more productive, since their other areas of concerns are easier to navigate when they are home.

On the other hand, there are many who love the grind of going to the office full time. They may feel the office is their getaway or their safe haven and they are more productive in the office environment.
Also lack of proper infrastructure at home makes it a challenge for many people to work from home.

Which brings us to another reason why it’s different strokes for different folks.

Not all job roles and profiles are suitable for working from home or hybrid. For e.g., someone working in the service sector may not have the privilege of working from home. But someone working in a more independent role may have the luxury of doing so.

However, studies show 85% of workers prefer a hybrid work scenario.

While advantages and drawbacks exist, many reasons point to why working from home a couple of days per week could benefit overall productivity and mental wellbeing.

The hybrid model also allows one to juggle between balancing personal life at home and collaborating and bonding with their colleagues and teammates when at work.

Here at dot, wherever possible, we support our team members in choosing their ideal work environment for them to thrive and succeed, whether it’s work from home, the office or the new favourite, ‘hybrid’.