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4 Myths Around Hybrid Work Productivity Debunked

By Anushree Bhattacharya - January 30, 2023 4 Mins Read

4 Myths Around Hybrid Work Productivity Debunked

Many organizations worry about work productivity due to a lack of good planning, since they fail to recognize the inevitability of combining the flexibility of working in a hybrid model with in-office interactions.  

While most organizations successfully dealt with their hybrid work model, many business leaders who must have begun to launch a hybrid strategy to succeed in the digitally evolving business landscape. This puts them at a critical juncture in debunking myths about hybrid work productivity or even subverts company culture or opens doors to cyberattacks.

As myths are debunked here, it’s also essential for business leaders to ensure they implement proper hybrid tools that increase productivity and are aligned with business, making hybrid work indefinitely viable.

The survey ‘Productivity has risen with remote/hybrid working, but worker trust may pose a larger challenge: PwC survey’ by PWC draws views mentioning that 57% of organizations performed better in hybrid workforce productivity targets over the past 12 months.

Also Read: Managing Operational Risks of Enterprise Hybrid Work Model 

Myth 1: Collaboration Suffers in Hybrid

A hybrid setup likely falls off collaborations of business-to-businesses, inter-department, and communication among teams. Teams and departments fail to communicate pivotal business requirements in a hybrid setup, thus compromising productivity.


The reality is organizations are productive in hybrid culture if they use the right technology and infrastructure to bridge the gap in communication and collaboration. Distributed teams can junction virtually to accomplish objectives and embrace productivity at scale. Also, this emphasizes having an effective collaboration stack that includes a system of integrated tools.

Myth 2: Hybrid work Stifles Creativity & Innovation

One of the most discussed myths about hybrid work productivity is that it stifles creativity and innovation. Creativity and innovation at work are only fostered under a physical work infrastructure. As an organization involves stakeholders in every department, creativity flows, and innovation swells as multiple brains work, or, in other words, multitasking blows up creativity.


A hybrid work environment boosts creativity, ideas, and innovation in double-digits. Employees working in a hybrid mode boast a wider pool of unique perspectives and ideas that open up more opportunities for creativity. The reason is, there’s no confinement of conferences where ideas flow from only stakeholders and from the ones with the loudest voice. Every team can participate in sharing ideas over a virtual platform, which certainly builds trust, alignment, and a shared sense of ownership. This results in high hybrid work productivity.

Myth 3: Hybrid Workers Are More Susceptible to Cyberattacks

Running a business outside a physical environment is riskier. This means organizations enabling a hybrid work model are more vulnerable to cyberattacks, data breaches, and other security risks that can hinder business processes efficiently.


The vulnerability to cyberattacks results from poor security stacks or a lack of security measures in organizations. The hybrid work model creates more distributed computer networks making the working process less risky. Security leaders can provide holistic protection for a hybrid work model in this space. Implementing SASE—a secure and scalable security framework -gives organizations a full view of the cyber threat landscape. This can be followed in the network setup by IT leaders distributing it among employees working in hybrid mode.

Myth 4: Enabling Hybrid Models Means Transitioning All on the Cloud

Theoretically, it’s unlikely that hybrid work processes can transit into the cloud. This is because the cloud limits how organizational data and software are accessed. Cloud-only options can be costly, sluggish in operation, slow to implement, and pose security and compliance issues.

Also Read: Miro Launches New Tools to Enhance Hybrid Work 


Organizations should rely on the fact that a hybrid cloud model offers the best way to set their operations and assets with the changing business paradigm. The hybrid workforce can find convenience with the cloud’s multiple collaboration and backup options, data storage, automation of functionalities, and multitasking of spaces to share and store business assets. This initiates optimum hybrid work productivity in the end.

The Harmony of Hybrids

For the past three years, IT leaders have prioritized saving costs in business operations. This workforce migration is essential for organizations in many other significant ways that work in favor of managing businesses well in market uncertainties.

Not to forget, technology plays a critical role in bridging the gaps across geographical regions and effectively for different business units.

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Anushree Bhattacharya

Anushree Bhattacharya is a Senior Editor with Ondot Media, covering stories on entrepreneurship, B2B business sustainability, business strategy, thought leadership, professional development, and corporate culture. She is a quality-oriented professional writer with eight years of experience writing for multiple domains for US, UK, & Europe audiences. She blends out the best of information on the trending digital transformations and pens down technology-driven stories and SEO-optimized content. For the last three years, she has been curating information-driven stories for data analytics, B2B industry trends, and associated strategic planning. With a proven understanding of the current corporate culture and B2b business world, her writing style is more inclined toward how B2B businesses want to perceive information about industry events, best practices, multiple industry insights, succession planning, customer experiences, competitive advantage, and other emerging digital transformations and developments. Her 1.5 years of experience in market research has made her a skilled content curator for major business strategy, current workplace diversity in the wake of digital transformation, changing industry trends affecting business decisions, and organizational effectiveness that’s creating a different angle for business executives to generate revenue. She crafts stories to give C-suits insights into how they can gain a competitive advantage with the help of succession planning and implement strategies to achieve maximum ROI.

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