Hybrid Work Model: An Approach to Work–Life Flexibility in a Changing Environment
2. Theoretical Background
2.1. Telework, Remote Work, Work from Home, and Home Office Defined
2.2. Hybrid Work
2.3. Application of Concepts in Slovakia and Kuwait
3. Research Methodology
3.1. Data Collection and Sampling
3.2. Descriptive Data Analysis
4.1. Demographic Information
4.2. Work Settings during the Pandemic—Experience with WFH Practices
4.3. Preferences of Work Model and Settings after the Pandemic
Practical Implication for Managers and HR Professionals
Institutional Review Board Statement
Informed Consent Statement
Data Availability Statement
Conflicts of Interest
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|Better at the Office||About the Same||Better at Home|
Communication and connection with fellow colleagues
Learning and career development opportunities
Innovation of products or services
|Effectiveness and efficiency |
|Transportation and commuting time||Fear of getting sick|
|Fear of getting sick and maintaining safety policies||Maintaining safety policies|
|Employee preferences for work from home||Maintaining social distance|
|Maintaining social distance||Maintaining employee performance|
|Maintaining employee performance||Employee preferences for work from home|
|Transportation and commuting time||Comfort|
|Flexible working hours||Prioritized health and safety|
|Localization flexibility||IT equipment and support|
|Prioritized health and safety||Localization flexibility|
|Remote work||Flexible working hours|
|Digitization and automation of work processes||Digitization and automation of work processes|
|“Home Office” fee||“Home Office” fee|
|IT equipment and support||Remote work|
|Home/Household||3 times/week||Formal agreement on the use of telework.|
Defined working time and flexible working hours.
|(Defined as a place of working in contract)||Permanent/Flexible|
|Office Coworking||2 times/week||Formal agreement with defined place of work and intensity.|
Defined working time and working hours.
|(Defined as all types of office → different place than home)||Permanent/Flexible|
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Krajčík, M.; Schmidt, D.A.; Baráth, M. Hybrid Work Model: An Approach to Work–Life Flexibility in a Changing Environment. Adm. Sci. 2023, 13, 150. https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci13060150
Krajčík M, Schmidt DA, Baráth M. Hybrid Work Model: An Approach to Work–Life Flexibility in a Changing Environment. Administrative Sciences. 2023; 13(6):150. https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci13060150Chicago/Turabian Style
Krajčík, Martin, Dušana Alshatti Schmidt, and Matúš Baráth. 2023. "Hybrid Work Model: An Approach to Work–Life Flexibility in a Changing Environment" Administrative Sciences 13, no. 6: 150. https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci13060150